DigitalOcean

Cloud management and application development software

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

S M L

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: 18

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Billing & Provisioning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Migration
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • 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
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(65)
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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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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  • 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.
Daniel K.
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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
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Digital Ocean is in my top 5 for hosting solutions

Reviewed on 18/01/2022

Digital Ocean accomodates all kind of public. I use it's services for my small to medium business...

Digital Ocean accomodates all kind of public. I use it's services for my small to medium business websites, for hosting, databases and backup. I also deploy my internal tools there. It's affordable, reliable and also plays nice with others.

Pros

You can depend on Digital Ocean. It's server are very sturdy, you can choose from a very wide range of options and everything is documented.

Cons

It's complicated to setup properly, but it's getting better every day. This is not Digital Ocean's fault, Cloud Computing is though.

Alternatives Considered

Kinsta, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform

Reasons for Choosing DigitalOcean

Mostly pricing issues: Digital Ocean let me choose how much I will pay for something in advance. Also, it gives more value for money than a standard VPS solution.

Reasons for Switching to DigitalOcean

Easy to deploy, affordable solutions, but also less managing options. Digital Ocean has it's own uses cases, different from other providers.
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.

Leonardo M.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Super solid software

Reviewed on 03/03/2022

Pros

Easy to maintain and great support and community around their products.

Cons

Setting up something can be a challenge if you are not as technical.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • 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

Deploying Linux or open-source software? Use DigitalOcean

Reviewed on 28/06/2020

In a word -- superb on all fronts -- as an example, we were replicating a certain image type that...

In a word -- superb on all fronts -- as an example, we were replicating a certain image type that wouldn't work -- any time we'd load the image on a new box, it would fail. It turned out to be a very specific issue around the length of the image name on a specific Debian release -- the DigitalOcean support team figured it out, and looped back with us, long after we'd simply rebuilt the image.

Pros

The most amazingly refreshing platform to use in a long time, especially for back-end work. We'd switched from AWS, which was incredibly cumbersome to administer.

Cons

We sometimes have had to migrate between data centers because the machines we wanted in the data center in which we already had nodes didn't have the same node available for scaling.

Alternatives Considered

Firebase and Amazon EC2

Reasons for Choosing DigitalOcean

at the time, price and ease of administration

Switched From

Amazon EC2

Reasons for Switching to DigitalOcean

at the time, price and ease of administration
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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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