Digital Ocean is a new VPS company which has gained a lot of popularity in a very small time span (recently, it crossed the 400k+ servers).
Well, there are lots of VPS providers, what makes Digital Ocean so awesome ? I’ve been using Digital Ocean for around 5 months (for my web applications/Ruby on Rails Apps, e.g one is PC Builder) and here are few reasons – why Digital Ocean is one of the best VPS provider.
Why Digital Ocean is Awesome ?
- Very affordable price (plan starts at $5/month)
- Offers more than its competitors - 512MB RAM, 20GB SSD, 1TB Bandwidth, Automated Backups/Snapshots - all at $5/mo
- Easy to launch/manage servers with its nice Dashboard
- Great customer support (the average response time for a support ticket is less than 5 minutes – vow!!)
- Advanced Features, easy to use APIs (for managing servers, you don’t have to login to their control panel)
- Even if you’re a noob, you can easily learn all stuffs, they have awesome tutorials available in DO Community
- it’s a reliable company, backed by awesome team in NYC, they are not going anywhere.
- Login to your servers via ssh and you Have full control over your VPS
- Zero Downtime -If you use Digital Ocean, your servers are up no matter what. (In past 5 months, I never faced even a single downtime)
Hosting Plans available at Digital Ocean
If you’re starting out, the starting plan @ $5/month would work fine. You get 512MB RAM, 20GB SSD, 1TB Bandwidth. They also bills on Hourly basis, you can use either monthly or hourly plan – depending on your need. Another plan is $10/mo – for which you get 1GB RAM, 30GB SSD and 2TB data transfer, and so on.
So, what are you waiting for ?
Whether you want to Deploy a Web Applications (Ruby On Rails, Django, node.js etc) or a Blog or simple website – Digital Ocean would work great. You can get started now – (no credit card is required! try test mode)
Update! updates about no of launched servers! They also have new features such as Graph for resource usage (at dashboard), for each droplet. Read another review of Digital Ocean.