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DigitalOcean product overview

Price starts from

5

Per month

Flat Rate

What is DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean is a cloud management software designed to help businesses build and launch applications in cloud environments. Administrators can use the platform to set up application development frameworks, maintain product catalogs, and capture and store business data in a centralized repository.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)

Training options

Webinars
Documentation

DigitalOcean pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

129

Starting from

5

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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DigitalOcean features

Functionality

4.6

/5

129

Total features

21

7 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Backup and Recovery
Cloud Computing
Cost Management
Data Dictionary Management
Data Migration

DigitalOcean users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

129

Positive reviews

97

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.91/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

97

28

2

0

2

Pros
They have a robust network and greater availability regions and have great customer support that will help you anytime. DigitalOcean's market presence is quite high.
We are really pleased with Digital Ocean - its the hosting solution for the pros and their ethical support is second to none.
It is the perfect platform for developing and distributing apps because to its user-friendly UI and strong API.
Cons
I/O problems in smaller droplets. Network security cannot be implemented to the deeper level.
I switched to Digital Ocean from AWS after a long and considered research phase. The problems I wanted to avoid were.
The learning curve was steep when I started using DO several years ago. I imagine those with no experience in this area would struggle but the guides really helped.

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MAFTEI G.

Internet, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Made for developers, ready for production, powers my whole business

Reviewed 4 years ago

Being able to combine different resources the way I need gives me the maximum flexibility to offer the optimal solutions to my customers. Almost all important web services providers have almost impossible to understand pricing calculators - pretending that this extremely insane granulation will make you obtain the optimal cost effective solution. It may be true for a large organisation, but for small companies like mine, a simple and straight-forward pricing model like the one digitalocean has is more than enough and makes me not waste my precious programming hours.

Pros

I have tried different VPS solutions, looking for a reliable, easy to use and cost effective solution for my web apps and websites. Finally I've ended up migrating almost all my work to Digitalocean, my being a developer who does not wish to waste too much time with sys admin issues. Everything comes handy and is easy to understand. A big plus for me, working mainly the EU market is that I can host my VPS's in the EU, so that I may comply to the GDPR requirements. I just love it.

Cons

I really have no complaints. Everything works smoothly

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Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great cloud hosting for everyone

Reviewed a year ago

We have had a great experience with Digitalocean ever since we started using it. It is extremely easy to use and very fast.

Pros

Digitalocean is so extremely easy to use. You can get a product deployed in under 10 minutes, with super fast build times.

Cons

It is somewhat expensive, however the ease of use makes it very worth it.

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Reece S.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Solid But Expensive

Reviewed 3 years ago

A solid experience but the pricing is far too high. However if budget is not a problem for you, definitely check them out.

Pros

This company does offer some good services and a decent user interface. They are straight forward with the pricing and you know exactly where you stand.

Cons

Far too expensive in the current climate. The market is saturated with cloud-based storage solutions, and with the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft, there is too much competition for DigitalOcean to provide their services at the right prices.

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Derick D.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great hosting for developers who like control

Reviewed 4 years ago

When you need to custom change your server you need Digital Ocean. Console access, networking, several OS images and more.

Pros

Total control of your server and networking.

Cons

Server statistics can be deceptive sometimes.

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Jeff B.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect for hosting a small web application

Reviewed 3 years ago

I wanted to host a small web application that was a personal project, Digital Ocean was the cheapest options with the features that I needed. I have had nothing but a positive experience with their service.

Pros

I liked the pre-defined droplets that are available. I wanted to create one that runs Node.js to use as a web server, in just a few clicks I was up and running and ready to configure.

Cons

Because Digital Ocean gives their users to do almost anything, you really need to know what you are doing to get your web application/server up and running. The good thing is that their support site answered 100% of the questions that I had to get my web application up and running.

DigitalOcean FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does DigitalOcean offer?

DigitalOcean has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $5.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does DigitalOcean support?

DigitalOcean supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does DigitalOcean offer an API?

No, DigitalOcean does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does DigitalOcean offer?

DigitalOcean offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep)

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