DigitalOcean--Made for developers by developers
June 16, 2021

DigitalOcean--Made for developers by developers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with DigitalOcean Droplets

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
  • Resizing
  • Root permission
  • Marketplace apps
  • Reduced cost
  • Shorter deployment cycle
  • Greater traffic handling
DigitalOcean Droplets is continuously evolving to be more and more powerful. It has great features and has low cost options, which is really great for developers. Its CDN, Loadbalancer, etc. make it a good place to host a high-traffic application. Moroever, DigitalOcean Droplets has a nonprofit program that helps nonprofit sites to run their infrastructure, which is tremendous and no competitor of DigitalOcean Droplets does that.

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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.