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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?

2465 companies reportedly use DigitalOcean in their tech stacks, including Stack, Accenture, and Craftbase.

7850 developers on StackShare have stated that they use DigitalOcean.

DigitalOcean Integrations

Vagrant, Terraform, Rancher, Packer, and Buddy are some of the popular tools that integrate with DigitalOcean. Here's a list of all 47 tools that integrate with DigitalOcean.
Public Decisions about DigitalOcean

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

David Watson
David Watson
at Realtime App Solutions · | 15 upvotes · 89.8K views

Coming from a non-web development environment background, I was a bit lost a first and bewildered by all the varying tools and platforms, and spent much too long evaluating before eventualy deciding on Laravel as the main core of my development.

But as I started development with Laravel that lead me into discovering Vue.js for creating beautiful front-end components that were easy to configure and extend, so I decided to standardise on Vue.js for most of my front-end development.

During my search for additional Vue.js components, a chance comment in a @laravel forum , led me to discover Quasar Framework initially for it's wide range of in-built components ... but once, I realised that Quasar Framework allowed me to use the same codebase to create apps for SPA, PWA, iOS, Android, and Electron then I was hooked.

So, I'm now using mainly just Quasar Framework for all the front-end, with Laravel providing a backend API service to the Front-end apps.

I'm deploying this all to DigitalOcean droplets via service called which deploys my private GitHub repositories directly to DigitalOcean in realtime.

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Craig Buchanan
Craig Buchanan
Founder/CEO at AppAttack · | 13 upvotes · 63.7K views

I use DigitalOcean because of the simplicity of using their basic offerings, such as droplets. In AppAttack, we need low-level control of our infrastructure so we can rapidly deploy a custom training web application on-demand for each training session, and building a Kubernetes cluster on top of DigitalOcean droplets allowed us to do exactly that.


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Christopher Wray
Christopher Wray
Owner, Developer at Soltech LLC · | 10 upvotes · 28.3K views

This week, we finally released 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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Heliodor Jalba
Heliodor Jalba
Founder at HostedMetrics · | 7 upvotes · 23.7K views
Shared insights

Knowing I'd have to move fast as a startup, choosing easy to use tools was imperative.

One of the first stack decisions any startup makes is which server host to use.

For HostedMetrics, I chose DigitalOcean because it gets the job done with minimal fuss and frustration. It has just the right amount of choices, tweaking, and details to get a startup up and running.

So, why not @AWS? As a software engineer, my experience with AWS stretches for over a decade. During that time, I've never held a positive opinion of the user experience on their platform. Newly added products suffer the same problem too, surprisingly.

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Wesly Nouse
Wesly Nouse
Shared insights

We use DigitalOcean for our small to medium-sized projects. The nice thing about it is that the initial setup is so easy and fast that we can do in real time with our clients. This solidifies the bond with the clients because for maybe the first and only time they understand and see what's happening. We think DigitalOcean has set a new standard for cloud platforms in terms of price, design and workflow.

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Joshua Dean K√ľpper
Joshua Dean K√ľpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 5 upvotes · 66.8K views

We use Hetzner Online AG since the inception of our business, because of the great prices, marvelous support and great interface (especially the new cloud interface). Other options that we tested are DigitalOcean (was more expensive than the new hetzner cloud and didn't offer "huge" dedicated servers), @Vultr (about the same issue as with DigitalOcean , although the prices were better), OVH (Prices, old interface, no "tiny" packages and [at least back at the day] only monthly payment) and Living Bots (Only dedicated servers, too expensive for our needs).

Hetzner offered the best spectrum of servers and has great prices and REALLY great prices in the server auctions.

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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‚Äôll 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‚Äôll 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?
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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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