Digital Ocean Review

Digital Ocean Review Summary

VPS hosting can be a little daunting for many people in the first place, but Digital Ocean has made that doubly so with the liberal use of self-developed technical jargon. It is a highly modular and scalable environment with many advanced, developer-friendly features. Everything here is priced independently, so you’re really paying for only what you need.

https://www.digitalocean.com/
HostScore
83.00%
Response Time
69.88ms
Uptime
100.00%

Digital Ocean Pros

  • Highly configurable virtual machines
  • Multiple developer-friendly options available
  • Upwards and downwards scalable
  • Billing is calculated hourly
  • Pricing is modular
  • Choice of 12 data centers
  • Highly professional documentation system
  • Real-time dashboards allow close monitoring
  • Alert system for resource thresholds or critical issues
  • Multiple people can share single accounts
  • Explore services available with free accounts

Digital Ocean Cons

  • Charges apply for automated backups
  • Unencrypted backups
  • Only suitable for advanced users

Editor's Review & Recommendation

Right off the bat you can tell that Digital Ocean was designed for specific groups of users. If you’re running a high-performance site and have a good level of technical skills, this can absolutely be a fantastic choice.

The issue I can foresee is for small scale owners such as bloggers who need the power that comes with a VPS hosting solutions provider that doesn’t necessarily have the technical expertise needed to set up and maintain a system using Digital Ocean’s ecosystem.

Digital Ocean offers freedom for users to customize their own servers.

Yes, there are one-click deployments and the like, but overall it is an extremely challenging place to work within. This means that unless you’re a developer you might have to take on additional skills into your venture – just to make use of what Digital Ocean can offer.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

Unless you’re hosting a blog that has grown out of all proportion, Digital Ocean is a real stretch for bloggers to use, not to even mention newbies. Even if you’re a newbie who is a developer, things might get a little hairy here once you’ve added up the price for the various components you may need.



Digital Ocean Performance

Digital Ocean VPS/Cloud Hosting Uptime

VPS/Cloud hosting uptime for Digital Ocean is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

Digital Ocean VPS/Cloud Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for Digital Ocean is 69.88ms. Digital Ocean VPS/cloud hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

Digital Ocean Plans & Pricing

Digital Ocean VPS/Cloud Hosting
Standard
$15.00
/per month
1 CPU core
3 GB memory
60 GB SSD storage
3 TB data transfer

General Purpose
$60.00
/per month
2 CPU cores
8 GB memory
25 GB SSD storage
4 TB data transfer

CPU Optimized
$80.00
/per month
4 CPU cores
8 GB memory
50 GB SSD storage
5 TB data transfer

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