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Introduction

DigitalOcean is an American cloud hosting provider which was launched in New York City. As of today, DigitalOcean has data centers worldwide. It provides the developers with cloud services that help deploy and scaling applications which run simultaneously on multiple computers.

 

In terms of web-facing computers, DigitalOcean is the third-largest hosting company in the world. Many DigitalOcean reviews regard it as a cheap, simple, and strong computing platform that can be used for hosting, apps, blogs, or websites.

Phylosophy

Their goal for SSD (solid-state drive) cloud hosting is simple: provide an easy-to-use platform for clients to migrate their projects to the cloud, make it easy to scale up, and provide developers with fast processes and interfaces that they love.

 

Since launching its first server in 2011, the company has grown at an exponential rate. With a customer base of over 550,000 developers, they are one of the most reliable and trusted cloud hosting platforms in the industry.

Solutions

  1. Kubernetes

  2. Load Balancers 

  3. One-Click apps

Kubernetes

With Kubernetes, you can easily scale up and deploy containerized apps in clusters.

 

Using DigitalOcean, you get all the primary Kubernetes components for free.

 

So, does that mean that you’ll be only paying for the resources that are used? Well, yes, most definitely.

Load balacers

It is easy to enable load balancers on DigitalOcean. Once they are enabled, these load balancers work forth to spread out your traffic to the multiple droplets. This ensures that all the users have an optimal experience. For the load balancers, you’ll have to pay out a minimal and flat hourly fee.

One-Click Apps

With DigitalOcean, you get one-click apps for your droplets. As a result of this, you actually happen to save more time. These apps comprise Lamp Stack, WordPress, MySQL, Ruby On Rails, Docker, Node.js, Gitlab etc.

Community

  • Teck Talks

  • Tutorials 

  • cheatsheets

  • and more ...

Costs

LINKS:

  • https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing
  • https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/calculator/

DigitalOcean’s pricing is reputedly THE best among all cloud providers. Their prices are very affordable, even to very small developer setups. And what’s more, they don’t hit you with hidden charges for add-ons like more traffic and fixed IP addresses. Pricing starts at $0.007/hour or $5/month and they provide an easy slider to convert between hourly and monthly pricing.

PROS        AND.              CONS

  • Digital Ocean is truly a complete cloud engine that includes virtual machine, Kubernetes, app engine, storage, database, and many more.

  • Their app engine is very easy, economical, scalable, and adaptable for web, rest API, and software development.

  • Quick deployment.

  • Affordable pricing.

  • Server quality is great.

  • Reliability is top-notch.

  • Droplet backups are easy to enable and affordable.

  • Documentation and tutorials are excellent.

  • It could be a little hard for beginners.

  • Even if you are not new to this, the setup of the server might take time.

  • No live support available for the user (although their ticket support is quite fast).

  • Not offering some important pre-installed systems like Bitnami apps, ODOO, multisite WordPress, and a few others.

Conclusion

We can check the public reviews of Digital Ocean on this link: 

  • https://www.trustradius.com/products/digitalocean/reviews

DigitalOcean A gentle Introduction

By hatem ben tayeb

DigitalOcean A gentle Introduction

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