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Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
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What is DigitalOcean?

We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.
DigitalOcean is a tool in the Cloud Hosting category of a tech stack.

Who uses DigitalOcean?

Companies
2624 companies reportedly use DigitalOcean in their tech stacks, including Stack, Accenture, and BlaBlaCar.

Developers
10231 developers on StackShare have stated that they use DigitalOcean.

DigitalOcean Integrations

Terraform, Vagrant, Rancher, Packer, and Buddy are some of the popular tools that integrate with DigitalOcean. Here's a list of all 52 tools that integrate with DigitalOcean.
Pros of DigitalOcean
559
Great value for money
363
Simple dashboard
357
Good pricing
300
Ssds
248
Nice ui
192
Easy configuration
155
Great documentation
137
Ssh access
134
Great community
24
Ubuntu
12
IPv6 support
12
Docker
10
Private networking
7
99.99% uptime SLA
7
Great tutorials
7
Simple API
6
55 Second Provisioning
5
One Click Applications
4
CoreOS
4
Dokku
4
Node.js
4
Debian
4
LAMP
3
Ghost
3
1Gb/sec Servers
3
Simple Control Panel
3
LEMP
3
Word Press
2
Runs CoreOS
2
Mean
2
Speed
2
GitLab
2
Django
2
Quick and no nonsense service
2
Good Tutorials
2
Ruby on Rails
2
Hex Core machines with dedicated ECC Ram and RAID SSD s
1
Spaces
1
My go to server provider
1
Ease and simplicity
1
Nice
1
Find it superfitting with my requirements (SSD, ssh.
1
Easy Setup
1
Transfer Globally
1
Drupal
1
FreeBSD Amp
1
Amazing Hardware
1
Magento
1
KVM Virtualization
1
ownCloud
1
RedMine
1
CentOS
1
Fedora
1
FreeBSD
1
Cheap
1
Static IP
1
It's the easiest to get started for small projects
1
Automatic Backup
1
Great support
1
Quick and easy to set up
1
Servers on demand - literally
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Reliability
0
Variety of services
0
Managed Kubernetes
Decisions about DigitalOcean

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose DigitalOcean in their tech stack.

Mountain/ \Ash

In mid-2018 we made a big push for speed on the site. The site, running on PHP, was taking about 7 seconds to load. The site had already been running through CloudFlare for some time but on a shared host in Sydney (which is also where most of the customers are). We found when developing the @TuffTruck site that DigitalOcean was fast - and even though it's located overseas, we still found it 2 seconds faster for Australian users. We found that some Wordpress plugins were really slowing the TTFB - with all plugins off, Wordpress would save respond 1.5-2 seconds faster. With a on/off step through of each plugin we found 2 plugins by Ontraport (a CRM type service that some forms we populating) was the main culprit. Out it went and we built our own WP plugin to do push the data to Ontraport only when required. With the TTFB acceptable, we moved on to getting the completed page load time down. Turning on CloudFlare 's HTML/CSS/JS minifications & Rocket Loader we could get our group of test pages, including the homepage, loading [in full] in just over 2 seconds. We then moved images off to imgix and put the CSS, JS and Fonts onto a mirrored subdomain (so that cookies weren't exchanged), but this only shaved about another 0.2 seconds off. We are keeping it running for the moment, but the $10 minimum a month for imgix is hardly worth it (this would be change if new images were going up all the time and needed processing). The client is overly happy with the ~70% improvement and has already seen the site move up the ranks of Google's SERP and bring down their PPC costs. AND all the new hosting providers still come in at half the price of the previous Sydney hosting service. We have a few ideas that we are testing on our staging site and will roll these out soon.

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I am going to build a backend which will serve my React site. It will need to interact with a PostgreSQL database where it will store and read users and create and use JSON Web Token for authenticating HTTP requests. I know EF core has good migration tooling, can Go provide the same or better? I am a one man team and I'll be hosting this either on Heroku or DigitalOcean.

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Christopher Wray
Web Developer at Soltech LLC · | 14 upvotes · 77.2K views

This week, we finally released NurseryPeople.com. In the end, I chose to provision our server on DigitalOcean. So far, I am SO happy with that decision. Although setting everything up was a challenge, and I learned a lot, DigitalOceans blogs helped in so many ways. I was able to set up nginx and the Laravel web app pretty smoothly. I am also using Buddy for deploying changes made in git, which is super awesome. All I have to do in order to deploy is push my code to my private repo, and buddy transfers everything over to DigitalOcean. So far, we haven't had any downtime and DigitalOceans prices are quite fair for the power under the hood.

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DigitalOcean's Features

  • We provide all of our users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, flexible API, and the ability to select to nearest data center location.
  • SSD Cloud Servers in 55 Seconds
  • We provide a 99.99% uptime SLA around network, power and virtual server availability. If we fail to deliver, we’ll credit you based on the amount of time that service was unavailable.
  • All servers come with 1Gb/sec. network interface. Plans start with 1TB per month and increase incrementally.
  • KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is one of the fastest-growing open source full virtualization solution for Linux. Our KVM virtualized droplets are designed to address a high level of security and performance.
  • With our SSD hard drives, you can expect much faster disk i/o performance when compared to a traditional storage medium (e.g. SATA).
  • We have created a simple name spaced API that provides complete control over your virtual private servers.
  • All cloud servers are built on powerful Hex Core machines with dedicated ECC Ram and RAID SSD storage.
  • Shared Private Networking enables Droplets to communicate with other Droplets in that same datacenter.
  • Transfer a copy of your Droplet snapshot to all regions (Amsterdam, San Francisco, and New York).
  • An intuitive user interface to control all of your virtual servers. Create, resize, rebuild and snapshot with single clicks.
  • Full featured DNS management allows you to easily manage your domains.
  • If you ever get locked out of your virtual server, you’ll be able to recover it with full console access.
  • Automatically set your server to be backed up. Or take a snapshot when you reach a milestone.

DigitalOcean Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to DigitalOcean?
Linode
Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.
Vultr
Strategically located in 16 datacenters around the globe and provides frictionless provisioning of public cloud, storage and single-tenant bare metal.
Heroku
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Microsoft Azure
Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
Bitnami
Our library provides trusted virtual machines for every major development stack and open source server application, ready to run in your infrastructure.
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