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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
2534 companies reportedly use DigitalOcean in their tech stacks, including Stack, Accenture, and Graphy.

Developers
8817 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 48 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.

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
Owner, Developer at Soltech LLC · | 11 upvotes · 47.4K 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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DigitalOcean's Followers
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