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Spin up your choice of virtual machine in just 55 seconds. Standard, General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, or Memory-Optimized configurations provide flexibility to build, test, and grow your app from startup to scale.

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Spin up your choice of virtual machine in just 55 seconds. Standard, General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, or Memory-Optimized configurations provide flexibility to build, test, and grow your app from startup to scale.


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DigitalOcean
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Year Founded
2012
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New York, NY
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@digitalocean
205,508 Twitter followers
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Electrical Engineering Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Digital Ocean is truly a complete cloud engine that includes virtual machine, Kubernetes, app engine, storage, database, and community forum. The best thing about the digital ocean is that it has a very active and vibrant support system that provide free tutorials guiding each step to set up all the available services at digital ocean. Furthermore, their app engine is also very easy, economical, scalable, and adaptable for web, Rest API, and software development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The things I dislike is that the market place for the virtual machines is not offering some important pre-installed systems like Bitnami apps, ODOO, multisite WordPress, and a few others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend this to all the web, mobile app, and software developer. It is a flawless, economical, and scalable platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use their virtual machines for LAMP, NodeJS, Python, and REST API servers. Moreover, I also use their block storage to provide fast, scalable, and economical space for most of my projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Digital oceans well documentation we'll help you a lot when fell difficulty in production server setup. Digital oceans documentation is well managed and simple to understand for non coders too. Except from well documentation they have good human support to that doesn't need you to search for community answers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to be disliked about it except that this service need to be worked on their payment service and should offer wide variety of currencies. Most Wide varity of services are on the digitalocean cloud there is nothing you can dislike Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend using digitalocean to everyone. Specially if you are new comer to IT Industry then you should get hands on digitalocean service so that You will get aware of the cloud. You can also get free two month bonus if you are comming from referrals. They have well IT support also so you can manage to get your solution with some customer support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using digitalocean as cloud service to host my applications. Though many of the cloud services providers offer different services to host applications. Digital ocean is the only platform with simplicity. A new user will realize how easy to user the digitalocean services and also to note that they have well documentations. Those who are newbies to tech should google their requirements and there is solution for every problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Back End Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

1. Price prediction - you buy a Virtual Machine for 20$/month and you know exactly how much you will be charged. It's much better than Amazon Web Services where it's impossible to predict.

2. Very convenient service for Kubernetes clusters. It works "out-of-the-box" and it is much more convenient than google developer console.

3. Ability to recover access to the virtual machine even if you lost your security key (which is not the option in AWS)

4. Ability to turn on a back up for 20% of your virtual machine price

5. Possibility to split virtual machines by projects

6. Digital Ocean virtual machine is very powerful, so for such a price you get the best value - you can host up to 3 websites on one $5/month machine

7. Very simple, smart and user friendly interface to work, so learning time cost is almost zero

8. Possibility to connect via web platform and feel almost no difference to SSH connection.

9. Digital Ocean has a lot of pre-built images for most of popular developer needs.

10. All disks are SSD and time to set the virtual machine up is less than 1 minute Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hard to find..., but their authentication process is not perfect. If you logged in with google profile - you have a trouble to sign-in and have to go over several google authentication.

Another disadvantage is that it's not "one-window" service for all you digital needs. It does not have possibility to buy domain Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend Digital Ocean to a small, mid-size businesses as it the cheapest way to get your virtual machines. It is very stable and clear billing dashboard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I found the best cloud service provider and host our company's websites exclusively on Digital Ocean. The main benefit is controlling the budget in a simple way. Very fast possibility to start virtual machine. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I use the digital ocean for running my own websites and my clients' websites. I am not a full-stack DevOps developer and I don't know how actually the things behind are working, however, with a simple applications like what Digital Ocean provides I am actually being able to run my Ghost Blog or Discourse in minutes without having a huge cost of another server or need to a highly costed developer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The digital ocean provides everything in so simple way, however, if you made a mistake you are the one being charged since you rent a VPS, you have to know at least the basics to run your server flawlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a cheap and fast running hosting for your clients and you, the digital ocean is your answer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of the digital ocean are:

- Almost same cost as running a shared hosting.

- A developer is not actually required to run your website, everything is one-click away.

- The UI is better and easy looking than their competitors like AWS or Azure.

- The support forum is helpful if you stack to solve your issue, I am pretty sure someone has already had the same issue and it has been solved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Their documentation for each product is just the best in the industry.

I had no experience in Linux and I was able to manage to host by myself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As now I don't really, I am hosting all my sites there so no reason to dislike Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try out the $5 droplet you will be amazed how much you can do on such a small hosting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having Millions of users traffic on small budget droplets

I was able to make money due to less budget hosting with high capacity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Automotive
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The speed at which you can create a server, do some testing, throw it away and it's cost pennies.

I've used Digital Ocean for testing servers, long term hosting, backup solutions from other cloud services.

The range of products on offer is continually expanding and there's a huge community of people out their to support you.

Their documentation and tutorials are also excellent, and frequently come up in searches when I'm looking to solve problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really, in the past they've been a little behind some of the bigger providers in terms of produc t range but they're closing the gap. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't be afraid to play around, it really doesn't cost much to spin up and test a new configuration or deployment. It can be easy to forget you've done it so make sure you set billing notifications at certain thresholds! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to create servers quickly and easily for testing was something I'd never considered before hand. Being able to create a hosted wordpress site in minutes, test some plugin updates and bin it shortly after is brilliant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer/Architect
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Digital Ocean is so great how easily we can launch a private virtual machine (droplet) depending upon the data centers. I love how easy it is to create a WordPress dashboard within a few seconds just by entering a few details. It offers about 20 kinds of droplet plans and l like the variety through which l can customize just according to my requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Digital Ocean is a very fast and powerful platform but in my opinion only the most beneficial for professionals not for home-based people. I do not why the support service is so bad of such a great platform. The payment method works great with credit and debit cards but other methods are not very well supported. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I like Digital Ocean ability to manage and monitor droplets with open source API and control panels. I love how I can use droplets as a new server as a private cloud. The price range is very affordable and the cheapest of the server costs only 5 dollars per month including an SSD hard drive, which makes the cloud work at great speed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Digital Ocean is the easiest way to spin up virtual machines (Droplets) in the cloud.

Droplet backups are easy to enable and affordable.

On demand snapshots can be taken (different from backups).

Firewall configurations can be applied to multiple Droplets at once.

Pricing is straightforward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Backups do not include on demand snapshots and cannot be set to a custom schedule. This makes it an easy on/off switch but doesn't grant much flexibility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Digital Ocean is a great platform to host your virtual machines. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've saved myself and my clients money by moving infrastructure, such as a PBX, to Digital Ocean. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

DigitalOcean has a very well-designed user interface. Throughout the years, it has only improved and the company has created a large set of tools that our team has found to be very useful. Their documentation, both for DigitalOcean servers as well as for server administrators in general has been very helpful, and the large community behind it has helped immensely.

DigitalOcean also has a large set of one-click deployment options that makes it extremely easy to deploy a wide range of servers, from Wordpress to Ubuntu, to Docker. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Outside of the cost compared to other similar vendors, there isn't anything that we dislike about DigitalOcean. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely consider alternatives like Vultr and Linode. We found DO to be the best for our needs, but others may have different requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DigitalOcean allows our engineering teams to quickly and easily test applications before deploying on production servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Financial Analyst
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The cheap storage facility is the feature I like most. It has the most advanced cloud technology which is convenient for the users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I find which is not liked by me Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend our business partners to use the digital ocean for all of their clouds services Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using the digital ocean for our cloud hosting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Proprietor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Digital Ocean has how to articles on a massive variety of topics including Ubuntu and Linux support. Their vast experience shows in the wealth of support available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would prefer if the had a local server in South Africa. Who knows, perhaps it's in the pipeline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the free trial to the max, you'll love it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm currently running a multi-site webserver and have done for more than a year. The server is on SSD drives and the speed shows.I Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is very easy to sign up and pay and the droplet deploys within seconds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The fact that it is easy to destroy without a proper questionnaire. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want an easy to deploy cloud server with no frills or complications you will have to look at Digital Ocean. Everything is automated so there is less human intervention. Also bear in mind that they do not do any technical work for you so you'll have to know how to operate the server. You can however look at the forums there is lots of assistance there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use digital ocean to host my vehicle tracking platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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