Rock solid SSD Servers at DigitalOcean!
Some years ago, in a YouTube video I first heard about DigitalOcean. At that time I was running my stuffs on a dedicated server at Server4You. After some incidents there and me also running out of space, I had to migrate to a bigger machine anyway. So I decided to move things over to DigitalOcean. And I tell you guys, I do not regret it at all.
In case you are new to DigitalOcean, feel free to use my ref link to get a 10$ credit on DigitalOcean and run one of these 10$ Servers for free for a whole month.
DigitalOcean is a VPS provider who has a huge network around the globe where one can choose where he wants his server to be located to be able to deliver content as next to a user as possible. By now they have datacenters in New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Singapore, London, Frankfurt, Toronto and Bangalore.
DigitalOcean servers run all on SSD hard drives. SSD drives are the latest and fastest way to store data on a disk or read from it.
DigitalOcean also has an amazing way to charge one. No matter what, you will only be charged on a hourly basis only. Which means, you fire up a machine for 5 hours, you will be charged for five hours only. The pricing plans they offer are great as well. I mean seriously, you can fire up a small machine at 5$ per month. This is nothing.
Sure on this machine you cannot run a whole ISPConfig 3 server with BIND, MySQL, Postfix, Apache and FTP. But it’s definitely powerful enough when you need to play around with some things. You can also you run a WordPress setup on that machine using the WordPress droplet. They have a ton of one click apps you can just have up an running within 60 seconds.
DigitalOcean is delivering – in my opinion – what one would call amazing services which simply work without compromises. Creating a new machine takes less than 60 seconds. You create a droplet and a few seconds later you have the logins in your inbox.
On top of that they have some very great tools like “Block Storage”. Block Storage is basically a additional disk which you can apply to your droplet or server within a few seconds. Lets say you have that 5$ machine with WordPress and you see that you will soon run out of storage. With a few clicks and a easy configuration you can add anything from 1GB to 15999 GB your machine. The pricing for Block Storage is very simple as well. For each GB you add they will charge you 0.10$ per month. And Block Storage runs on SSD as well.
DigitalOcean has a huge community with so many tutorials and how to’s that you will be blown away. Almost any type of machine or service you want to setup, has a tutorial there.
I also know that there is Amazon AWS – which has it’s own qualities. And even AWS has a ton of more features than DigitalOcean, I do not like the AWS menu and guidance. I need to setup a machine and I need to have it done now. Within the time I go through the menu on AWS to setup a similar machine, I can have already two ore more machines up and running on DigitalOcean.