DigitalOcean Droplets Reviews

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June 16, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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As our main product is an education platform, we need to host the
website. The site being a heavyweight application, I can't use typical
hosting. So we buy VPS from DigitalOcean. DigitalOcean Droplets is one of the best in the
market according to our need because our platform is non-profit, so we
can't afford big servers all month long. DigitalOcean Droplets gives us the flexibility
to resize servers when the load increases. Our site is built with PHP
and we have built a deployment cycle in our DigitalOcean Droplets, so the development
process has been so much easier.

Moreover, we have been selected in DigitalOcean Droplets' non-profit program, where they provide us free credit for a year. That is another reason we chose DigitalOcean Droplets.
  • Instant server spin-up
  • App platform
  • CDN network
  • Managed database
  • App platform
  • Mobile app
If you need a server with minimal pricing, for testing or
something, DigitalOcean Droplets is for you. If you need root level permission to
run your app and modify the system as you want, DigitalOcean Droplets is for you.

If you want one-click docker hosting or a highly scalable system, DigitalOcean Droplets might not be the best choice. Yet you can do it by yourself; it's just
not properly automated yet. Go for Azure/AWS. Because although DigitalOcean Droplets has an app platform where you can run your app directly and spin up docker container, it has issues. The deployment time is really long, and it takes ages to deploy.
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April 26, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use DigitalOcean Droplets to host various VPSes for our clients' public-facing websites. It saves us having to set up our own infrastructure and is used across our whole company. It provides the reliability we need to be able to concentrate on developing our products. We have also used DigitalOcean Droplets to host various apps such as 3CX phone system and Unifi cloud controllers to manage our clients' WiFi equipment.
  • Simplicity to scale services--the interface is very quick and effective to use
  • Reliability--this is key for us, as any downtime effects our reputation
  • Keeps the costs down--hosting our own equivalent infrastructure would cost a lot more
  • No facility to take snapshots of Droplets to another service for backup
Testing and development is a excellent use case for DigitalOcean Droplets. You can spin up a new Linux machine in under a couple of minutes, deploy and test your application publicly, and then destroy the instance and only pay for the time it was running. It is perfect for hosting public-facing web applications and other packages such as VoIP phone systems.
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What is DigitalOcean Droplets?

DigitalOcean's Droplets is designed to help the user spin up a virtual machine in just 55 seconds. Standard, General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, or Memory-Optimized configurations provide flexibility to build, test, and grow an app from startup to scale.
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What is DigitalOcean Droplets?

DigitalOcean's Droplets is designed to help the user spin up a virtual machine in just 55 seconds. Standard, General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, or Memory-Optimized configurations provide flexibility to build, test, and grow an app from startup to scale.

Who uses DigitalOcean Droplets?

The most common users of DigitalOcean Droplets are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.