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After been slammed for high resources usage by some shared hosting company I decided to try something new, where I can manage all my sites. After few days of searching I found one powerful unmanaged relatively cheap virtual private server provided known as Digital Ocean.
Just with $5 you will be given a 512MB RAM server, 1TB bandwidth and 20GB storage space to manage your site, and a dedicated IP. This is much better than shared hosting if you ask me. So I will be sharing with you this digital ocean review and other things you never knew about them.
Who are they?
DigitalOcean is an American virtual private server provider located in New York City with Data center in London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and San Francisco. Digital Ocean was formed in 2011 by Ben and Moisey Uretsky. Mitch Wainer joined the co-founding team in March of 2012, by then composed of the Uretsky brothers, Jeff Carr, and Alec Hartman, to lead the company’s marketing efforts.
In 2012, DigitalOcean was accepted into the TechStars accelerator program.
Digital Ocean offer some powerful features available to any droplet (server) that you create, below are few of them.
SSD hard drives:
With SSD hard drives you improve the performance of your droplet or server dramatically, this is good for running super fast websites and applications
All digital ocean droplets or servers come with 1 Gb/sec. network interface. Plans start with 1TB per month and increase incrementally.
KVM virtualization droplets or servers are designed to address a very high level of security and performance
All digital ocean cloud servers are built on powerful Hex Core machines with dedicated ECC Ram and RAID SSD storage.
DO control panel focuses on usability, streamlining the complexities of traditional web hosting.
A simple yet very effective dns manager provided by DO to manage your domain name server
Digital Ocean offer great support, and has a community of users who offer tutorials and guides. I will give them a 8/10 mark here.
Below is the pricing of Digital Ocean, very cheap for all level of businesses.