Best Hosting for Developers – Digital Ocean

Finding the right host might be challenging and sometimes hard. Digital Ocean plans start at $5/month and you can deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds.

Today I want to share a great hosting company: Digital Ocean, built by developers for developers. Over 140,000 developers are using Digital Ocean.

With SSD-only cloud servers, they have created the fastest and most convenient cloud technology to help you easily and more efficiently manage your infrastructure so you can get back to coding. They also provide all of their users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, flexible API, and the ability to select to nearest data center location. Setting up your SSD cloud server only takes minutes.

Digital Ocean uses cloud servers (cloud servers mean virtual servers which run on cloud computing environment.) Often, Cloud Servers are referred to as Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS). This has its advantages and disadvantages.

Note: Digital Ocean calls their cloud server Droplets.

Deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds.

Lets go over some of what Digital Ocean has to offer:

  • 55 Second Provisioning : All of the cloud servers are provisioned in 55 seconds – your machine is online and pinging fast.
  • SSD Hard Drives : SSD hard drives will improve performance of your site dramatically, from faster disk i/o performance.
  • Tier-1 Bandwidth : All servers come with 1Gb/sec. network interface. Plans start with 1TB per month and increase incrementally.
  • KVM Virtualization : The KVM virtualized droplets are designed to address a very high level of security and performance.
  • Simple Control Panel : The control panel focuses on usability, streamlining the complexities of traditional web hosting.
  • Amazing Hardware : All cloud servers are built on powerful Hex Core machines with dedicated ECC Ram and RAID SSD storage.
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Private Networking

Private Networking feature enables Droplets to “talk” with other Droplets in the same data center. Traffic sent between Droplets across the private network will not count towards the bandwidth costs and can be used for database replication, file storage, and similar host to host communication.

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Global Image Transfer

Easily transfer a copy of your Droplet snapshot to all regions. Once you have transferred your snapshot to all regions, you will be able to spin up your image snapshot in any region from the Droplet create page.

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They have created a simple name spaced API that provides complete control over your virtual private servers. All of the functionality that you find in their web control panel will be made available via the API. They also support all of the major virtual server actions, allowing you to build your own control interface with ease.

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Clean and Easy to Use Control Panel

A super simple and friendly interface to control all of your virtual servers. Create, resize, rebuild, and snapshot with single clicks.

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All plans are standard with solid state drives (SSD). Prices - Digital Ocean


So that is an overview of Digital Ocean and what they have to offer.  
I hope you enjoyed reading this article.


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