What are some alternatives?
When comparing Archipel and DigitalOcean, you can also consider the following products
Virtualizor - Virtualizor is a powerful web based VPS Control Panel.
Linode - We make it simple to develop, deploy, and scale cloud infrastructure at the best price-to-performance ratio in the market.
Proxmox Virtual Environment - Proxmox VE is an open-source server virtualization platform to manage KVM virtual machines, LXC, software-defined storage and networking, HA clustering, and multiple other out-of-the-box tools on a single solution.
Microsoft Azure - Windows Azure and SQL Azure enable you to build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters.
Xen Orchestra - A complete web UI for controlling a XenServer or Xen infrastructure.
AWS - Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. Free to join, pay only for what you use.