Ease of Use
It is easier to get started with Render. As a PaaS it has a good developer experience and owning the whole stack makes it easier to use.
Cloud 66 builds, deploys and manages your applications on your server the way your in-house DevOps team would have managed it. This makes it not as easy to get started as Render, but gives you more flexibility and control in the long run.
The high total cost of ownership and lack of flexibility of a PaaS is why everyone starts with a PaaS and almost no one ends up with a PaaS.
Flexibility and control is where Cloud 66 shines. Running your applications on your own servers, means there is not a single platform to build for all Cloud 66 users. This gives you great flexibility in many ways compared to Render.
Render offers managed Postgres and Redis. Cloud 66 offers managed MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch and InfluxDB as well as support for connecting to your cloud provider's managed database like RDS
Cloud 66 managed backups are synchronized across all database types, so you can restore your database to any point in time.
While you can connect to Cloud 66 managed databases using your favorite database management tool, you can use the Web UI to add logical databases, users and modify permissions.
Run next to the rest of your infrastructure
Cloud 66 supports all data centers of 9 major cloud providers, plus non-cloud servers. This means you can run your applications in the same data center as your the rest of your infrastructure, which can improve the performance of your applications.
Render runs your application on their data centers, which means you cannot run your application in the same data center as your infrastructure.
|Managed Databases||MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch and InfluxDB||Postgres and Redis|
Framework and Language Support
While Render calls their runtimes Native, the applications are still running in containers. With Cloud 66 you can choose to run your applications in containers or directly on the VM.
Cloud 66 native support for Rails is by far the most comprehensive in the industry, while Render has a generic support for Rails.
|VM and Container Support|
|Static Site Generators|
Reliability and Performance
Render is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, which means it is a shared platform. This means you are sharing the resources with other users, which can affect the performance of your applications.
Cloud 66 is a DevOps as a Service provider, which means you are running your applications on your own servers. This means you have full control over the resources and performance of your applications.
Cloud 66 supports all data centers of 9 major cloud providers, plus non cloud servers. This means you can run your applications in the same data center as your the rest of your infrastructure, which can improve the performance of your applications.
|Data Center Regions||242+||4|
Render's cheapest Services are shared 0.5 CPU units that are not suitable for any production workload, but we still used their cheapest Services in the comparison.
Cloud 66 is a very affordable solution that grows with you and is much cheaper than Render or hiring your own DevOps team.
Also Cloud 66 Team plan comes with unlimited users, while Render charges $19 per user per month.
|Instance Ram||Render1||Cloud 662||Savings|
Upgraded to 2 GB
Render Postgres databases are limited to from 97 concurrent connections, depending on the plan. Cloud 66 Postgres databases have no such limitation.
All Cloud 66 managed databases have backups, while only larger Render databases have backups.
|Instance Ram||Storage||Render||Cloud 663||Savings|
20 GB Storage
40 GB Storage
80 GB Storage
- 1Render 0.5 CPU unit on Teams plan for a single developer
- 2Single deployment server on Cloud 66 Developer Plan, paid monthly plus Hetzner cloud Shared CPU x86 server.
- 3Managed databases on a Cloud 66 Developer Plan, plus Hetzner cloud server and managed backups storage.