Once I was comfortable with DigitalOcean, I tried launching a VPS on AWS and holycrap it was so insanely complicated. Within 10 mins of creating an AWS account, I was out. I understand that there is nothing wrong with AWS - it is not for me, but DigitalOcean has fullfilled my needs in the most perfect way with a huge knowledge base and detailed tutorials.
DigitalOcean is absolutely incredible.
Have yet to find a tutorial that wasn't great!
How do I fix this: stackoverflow first hit
How do I do this: if DO isn’t first hit already I scroll down to yours
You can contact their Support to get that increased. Just guessing at the reason, but if there was no limit, what happens if someone hacks your account and spins up a 100,000 node cryptocurrency mining farm?
Beyond anything, it tells people about their target audience, which is indie development. That's fine, and it's a great market to be in. But in the case I have to spin up 17 servers in 24 hours in three continents, I can't really afford to deal with DigitalOcean's support under that kind of stress. This doesn't happen often, but when it happens, it absolutely breaks you.
Director of Support, DigitalOcean
( I never knew there was such a low limit of 10 instances. )
I've been a DO customer for 5 years but I'm not sure when my droplet limit was increased.
Hats off to you and the rest of the team.
Agreed. The while I liked the price point and the UI, the tutorials were leagues ahead of everything else.
Really great job!
I don't think they care about the long tail.
The 'specialization' may just be an advantage, maybe not.
So far, DigitalOcean does everything that I need. I hope they can maintain this great developer experience.
I’m a partner in a company in Puerto Rico. Last year immediately after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, I wrote all of our off-island service providers asking for any help they could provide. DO was one of the most generous responses. They donated 3 months of services based on our average billing.
We greatly appreciated it, and the nice note they sent me showed they’re not only great at providing a good product, but they’re eminently human as well.
Congrats on the launch to them.
Pointing this out... I've gotten a bit of basics working with vultr + terraform but it's not the most straightforward. I'm not the author, but an interested observer.
In my searches for vultr + terraform, your project never came up, but there seems to be some overlap or room for collaboration.
Most of the lower priced options are run on a more shoestring budget and get uptime measured in the 98s. Also, I find a lot more noisy neighbors with many LEB-style providers.
Their webapp wouldn't work, they wanted me to do an API call to cancel, as they couldn't fix their UI.
FYI OVH is a key contributor to OpenStack, they've made quite a few contributions to Ceph, sponsored LetsEncrypt, and host most game servers (and even Wikileaks!).
OVHs need to be in India and East Asia to interest me again.
Routing in Asia will remain crappy due to these peering problems, and volume wholesalers will be few and far between so long as power is spendy.
It can't make sense to host any kind of web anything when paying 10 cents / Gig egress charges.
If you have images at all ... nogo.
It's really odd, like they don't want your business because that's definitely one line item that always makes me keep my eye on the exit.