| ||Ask HN: Alternatives to DigitalOcean?|
22 points by pizza on Jan 15, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 19 comments |
|Hi everyone, I got a DigitalOcean droplet the other day. Someone on here recommended them as a solid VPS that was pretty inexpensive, so I thought "Great! I'll sign up right away". The product is great, but I don't know if I like the management...|
I had just finished setting up jekyll blog on my droplet, and was trying to transfer no more than 4 or 5 ordinary-size PNGs to my droplet (in retrospect I wouldn't be having this headache if I used something like scp, oh well..), so I just uploaded them to imgur as one-time images and used wget to download them onto my droplet.
I log into my DigitalOcean account today and find out that my account had been locked and my droplet shut down, and they ask me to verify my account. I give them the info they need and then I get a response asking me why I was running an out-bound DoS attack from their platform.
I wish it didn't sound as if I were trying to hide anything, but that's literally the extent of what I did... I guess its possible that something happened with my droplet after I last logged into it, but I highly doubt that...
I don't wanna deal with a service that acts like this... Anyone have any suggestions for alternatives? Preferably as cheap with the same features (I was using the smallest droplet) i.e. SSD filesystems and a simple, out-of-your-way feature-set with a static IP for $5/month.
Thanks for reading!
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