About DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud management software designed to help businesses build and launch applications in cloud environments. Administrators can use the platform to set up application development frameworks, maintain product catalogs, and capture and store business data in a centralized repository.

DigitalOcean enables software developers to configure workflows, manage databases, and streamline DNS management and application development operations via a unified platform. The application allows IT professionals to enhance the performance and speed of hosted websites, conduct analytics, and monitor cloud servers.

DigitalOcean facilitates integration with various third-party platforms such as Docker, Joomla, Drone, Drupal, GitLab, Elixir, Magento, and more via an API.

Pricing starting from:

US$5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Images

No images available

Features

Total features of DigitalOcean: 17

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Billing & Provisioning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost Management
  • Data Migration
  • Data Security
  • Deployment Management
  • Load Balancing Tools
  • Log Access
  • Network Monitoring
  • Relational
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Virtual Server

Alternatives

Amazon S3

4.7
#1 Alternative to DigitalOcean
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Google Cloud Platform

4.7
#2 Alternative to DigitalOcean
Google Cloud Platform is a modular-based platform providing multiple build and scale services to businesses of any size...

Amazon EC2

4.6
#3 Alternative to DigitalOcean
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is...

Amazon Lightsail

5
#4 Alternative to DigitalOcean
Amazon Lightsail is a virtual private server (VPS) designed to help businesses deploy web applications, create...

Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(59)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Adeyeye G.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Adeyeye George Review

Reviewed on 23/11/2021

Honestly I will use digitalocean till the earth collapse or me collapse.

Using digitalocean is...

Honestly I will use digitalocean till the earth collapse or me collapse.

Using digitalocean is like eating cookies... It's great using digitalocean.

Pros

The Load Balancer is a live saving. It's a great tool for distributing traffic's across servers.

I love the server monitoring. It gives us good insight on what's happening on our server.

VPS deployment is as fast as a lightening. Within a twinkling of an eye I can deploy multiple servers without delay.

Cons

The feature am expecting digital ocean to add next is using multiple IP on Cpanel. Like controlling two servers directly from 1 cpanel account.

Lazer P.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Intuitive Tools for Creating Infrastructure

Reviewed on 01/10/2020

I've been really happy with DigitalOcean. I started out just messing around with a small side...

I've been really happy with DigitalOcean. I started out just messing around with a small side project to stay sharp. I'm now running a server for an API, another server for a frontend app, and a managed DB that the API pulls from. Connecting these was easy and connecting my domains to different servers was easy. I have loved working in DigitalOcean and I love that the prices are low enough that I could play around without any real intent of making a profitable project, and that breathing space let me run the servers and resources for long enough that I actually have something up and running pretty nicely with just a few hours here and there to tinker.

Pros

- Great UI - you can do everything in the browser without using CLI - create new web servers, managed databases, bucket storage
- API matches Amazon S3 - familiar methods of interacting with resources
- Pricing is great, 200GB bucket storage runs $5/mo, Servers start at $5 month, managed DB at $15/mo.
- CDN for fast delivery across the globe
- Easy to understand your bill and not get bit. You can create an image of your server and then kill the server, so you are not being charged server prices ($$/month) and just image prices (pennies/month). This makes it easy to put a project on hold and come back in the future without paying a ton to host something that's just waiting for you.
- One-click to spin up a provisioned Ubuntu droplet, LAMP stack or dozens of preconfigured server images. I especially liked this feature because I'm not a linux genius and getting Apache and PHP setup can take me hours of tears and frustration. Instead, you can just select an image that interests you and 30 seconds later you have a server ready to go.
- Floating IPs let you lock in a permanent IP address even though you may start and stop servers and their individual IPs might change
- Domain management. This is a key feature. If you move your nameservers to DO, it's stupid easy to create subdomains and point them to your DO servers.
- Easy to resize/upgrade a server, add RAM or disk space.
- Tons of Q&A, any time I had a question someone else had already asked it and received a clear answer.

Cons

There is the occasional UI bug, and sometimes I get an email about a region having some temporary hold on creating new servers. Nothing that lasts more than a few minutes, and usually its something like "We are temporarily disabling the ability to create new servers in the NYC3 Region" but existing resources don't go down and if I desperately needed to start a new server I could just use any other region and move it to the NYC3 region later if necessary.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Reasons for Switching to DigitalOcean

Amazon is a little more expensive and their UI is not terribly friendly or pretty. I know that seems silly, but in DigitalOcean the UI explains itself and I always know where to look for what I need. Amazon seems like a really busy UI. Pricing is easy to understand and I felt more confident with DO that I wasn't going to get a surprise bill.
Piotr P.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A good place for your VPS

Reviewed on 06/12/2021

We use DigitalOcean for a couple of years now to maintain our websites. It keeps running with no...

We use DigitalOcean for a couple of years now to maintain our websites. It keeps running with no issues, so we are pleased with that outcome.

Pros

Very easy to create, backup and replicate VPS servers. Everything is in the right place and the web panel is very user friendly. Pricing for newly created servers is very clear and fair.

Cons

Sometimes you need to get to the console, do the research and set up something, but it's VPS so you kind of agreed to that

Alternatives Considered

OVHcloud

Reasons for Choosing DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean was recommended by our DevOps

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Reece S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Solid But Expensive

Reviewed on 10/02/2021

A solid experience but the pricing is far too high. However if budget is not a problem for you,...

A solid experience but the pricing is far too high. However if budget is not a problem for you, definitely check them out.

Pros

This company does offer some good services and a decent user interface. They are straight forward with the pricing and you know exactly where you stand.

Cons

Far too expensive in the current climate. The market is saturated with cloud-based storage solutions, and with the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft, there is too much competition for DigitalOcean to provide their services at the right prices.

Toby T.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Fantastic value and easy to use

Reviewed on 07/10/2021

DigitalOcean does what it needs for us - highly flexible, low cost cloud hosting, with scaled up...

DigitalOcean does what it needs for us - highly flexible, low cost cloud hosting, with scaled up resources at the click of a butotn.

Pros

Digital Ocean is unbeatable on cost and ease of use for an IAAS. Managing droplets is intuitive and as simple as you can hope for. Uptime / reliability is great.

Cons

Doesn't have as much power as AWS, but that's the trade-off for simplicity.

Alternatives Considered

Heroku and AWS CloudFormation

Reasons for Switching to DigitalOcean

Balance of simplicity and cost
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DigitalOcean FAQs

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DigitalOcean offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$5.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Plan 1 - $5/month Plan 2 - $10/month Plan 3 - $20/month Plan 4 - $40/month Plan 5 - $50/month

DigitalOcean has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

DigitalOcean supports the following languages:

English

DigitalOcean supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations DigitalOcean has

DigitalOcean offers the following support options:

24/7 (Live rep)

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