I am wondering if it is just small websites which use it or whether larger sites are making real use of the service.
Not sure if this is of any interest but this is where they are getting new customers from (from most to least)
I highly recommend the SSD power especially for mysql and redis performance. I just wish they will allow separate disk scaling and add a bit more CPU power.
If SSD is giving you added performance with redis, you're using redis wrong.
are 2 big sites (in terms of traffice) which are hosted on DigitalOcean, afaik.
“Flywheel built an entire WordPress hosting service on top of our cloud,” Uretsky said. “They are running over a thousand droplets for their users. The integration is so tight that customers can’t tell that we’re running the service.”
Another example, Beyoncé launched her new album in December. It turns out that Beyonce.com runs on DigitalOcean. The servers handled the album launch without breaking a sweat.
“We’ve seen 15 million visitors within the first 24 hours. She’s been pretty happy with the service,” Uretsky said.
They also give you the standard setup images, scaling, etc.
I asked the question as i was on there website earlier and I had seen the counter with the number of nodes setup so far; and thought I wonder what the largest site is on there.
They are also on the front of hacker news today as they have just completed a new funding round https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7353868
Oh and forgot they also only offer SSD disks.