DigitalOcean offers cheap Linux virtual sever hosting starting from very little price such as $5/month (or $0.007/hr with hourly billing). According to them, DigitalOcean Linux cloud VPS hosting comes with 99.9% up time SLA guarantee, simple automated back ups and with few other features. So you can get all these features as low as for $5 per month with DigitalOcean unmanaged VPS Hosting and can deploy your cloud Linux virtual server in 55 seconds.
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Pricing for some of popular plans at DigitalOcean are shown below.
(per month) (per hour)
Additional Bandwidth: 2cents per GB
You can choose either per month billing or per hour billing as you wish.
DigitalOcean Review : Features & Technology
- RAID SSD Hard drives for reliability, faster and better performance
- Cloud Infrastructure
- Multiple data center locations
- KVM virtualization
- 1GB/sec port speed
- Full root access
- Full automatic backups and snapshots without any extra cost
- 99% Up time SLA
- Flexible API
DigitalOcean Review : Pros
- Cheap Price – DigitalOcean has the lowest pricing in the Linux VPS hosting market
- Customer satisfaction – There is a huge satisfied customer base with DigitalOcean
- 24/7 Support – DigitalOcean offers 24/7 technical support via support tickets
- Reliability – Good up time, server speeds, tier-1 network providers and free back ups
- Scalability – You can upgrade your VPS as your requirements later
DigitalOcean Review : Cons
- No live chat and phone support
- No managed VPS servers
DigitalOcean vs Linode
The main competitor of DigitalOcean is Linode that provides cloud VPS hosting with HVM virtualization. However, there are lot of differences between these hosting providers. Let’s see what they are.
Here is the comparison of the most popular configuration which is VPS server with 1GB RAM.
8 CPU (1x priority)
30 GB SSD
$0.02 per GB
$0.10 per GB
DigitalOcean vs MediaTemple
The recent acquisition of MediaTemple by GoDaddy made MediaTemple existing customers unhappy. Even though GoDaddy mentioned that they operate it as a separate section, the people who used Godaddy hosting earlier don’t like to face low quality service again with MediaTemple with this acquisition. Therefore the reputation gained over a decade by (mt) is going to decrease with this acquisition. This will lead to a gain of new customers to DigitalOcean, specially who used (mt) VPS hosting will choose DigitalOcean due to the huge reputation they gained over past 2 years.
Let’s forget about the acquisition. Just look at the 1 GB RAM VPS hosting plan that you can get from (mt). The price starts from $30/month for this (mt) 1 GB RAM plan. It is too much when compared to DigitalOcean as well as Linode. Therefore in the pricing war, again DigitalOcean is the winner.
DigitalOcean Customer Reviews 2014
Simply you can check the more customer reviews by for more DigialOcean customer reviews by Googling the keyword as well as the tweets of the existing customers by checking the “customers” tab in their web site.