DigitalOcean is great - but for Django developers, we think Divio fits you even better.

We have some things in common

Like Divio, DigitalOcean saves you all the hassle of maintaining your own hardware.
Like Divio, DigitalOcean offers you easily-portable and scalable hosting - we won’t lock you in or hold you back.
Like Divio, DigitalOcean is trusted and well-regarded

For Django projects however, Divio offers an optimised service, workflow and tools that just can’t be beaten, because everything we do is built around Django.

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Optimised Django hosting DigitalOcean gives you a plain old virtual server. Everything else is up to you. Divio Cloud on the other hand is dedicated to the needs of Django developers. It’s  optimised for their work and for Django hosting, by Django experts.
Expertly managed Django hosting DigitalOcean leaves management up to you. On Divio Cloud, we monitor your projects proactively, 24/7, and run automated checks to catch problems even before they have a chance to occur. Your websites are literally our business: we're dedicated to keeping them running smoothly.
Local development environment DigitalOcean isn’t a development platform at all. Divio Cloud is the perfect Django development platform, and includes a local development environment that gives you an extra guarantee: if it works on your machine, it will work in the cloud.
Portable Both platforms use virtualisation technology to guarantee you’ll never be locked-in. Divio Cloud’s containers can run on your server, on another Docker host, on your local machine - anywhere there’s a Docker machine to run them.
Desktop application The Divio App integrates directly with the cloud, allowing site managers to control and deploy sites using a friendly native application.
Frontend integration Divio App includes an autosync feature for frontend files, allowing developers to work locally, with files on their own machine, and see the results online - immediately.
Command line interface Both platforms offer a comprehensive command-line tool to interact with the cloud, manage servers and deployments, and more.
Ready-to-go sites A Divio project can be ready-to-go right away, with applications installed and hooked up, with a variety of optional configurations to choose from, even including complete frontend frameworks.
Git based projects Git-based projects allow you to fork and merge your project, roll back its history, and enjoy a modern project management workflow.
Web based package management A Divio Cloud Django project can be ready-to-go right away, with applications installed and hooked up, with a variety of optional configurations to choose from, even including complete frontend frameworks.
Fully configured projects On DigitalOcean, you need to set up and connect the database, configure storage, and so on. Divio Cloud does this for you. All the layers of our projects are fully-configured: application, database, storage, web-server.
Pre-configured add-ons On DigitalOcean, you’re responsible for correctly installing and configuring addons such as Redis or ElasticSearch. On Divio Cloud, they’re set up and ready to go, in a configuration optimised for Django projects.
Advanced user management On DigitalOcean, you will need to take care of user management for your sites. On Divio Cloud, you can manage and delegate responsibilities for project management and even create Django admin users for your sites.