Digital Ocean

DigitalOcean is a platform that has been created for developers who need to scale and launch their applications rapidly. In addition to this, DigitalOcean provides an excellent environment for developers for playing around on the command line as well as learn more about customizing their own servers.

DigitalOcean is a fast and simple cloud hosting provider that has been built for developers. With digital ocean, customers can make a cloud server in 55 seconds, with pricing plans starting at only $5 per month for 512MB of RAM, 1 CPU, 20GB SSD and 1TB Transfer.

The DigitalOcean control panel interface is intuitive and simple that power users could replicate on a larger scale with the API of the company. DigitalOcean employs KVM virtualization and hosts a library of helpful tutorials and walkthroughs which cover server optimization and configuration.

DigitalOcean users may have their personal cloud server active in 55 seconds. Each box comes with a choice of operating systems, full root access and the ability of customizing the setup.
DigitalOcean allows on the fly scaling.  The amount of RAM on a box could be done with a simple reboot, whereas expanding the disk size takes less than an hour time. The same process could take days or hours with a dedicated setup.

It currently offers a Community resource providing eveloper-to-developer tutorials and forums on open source and sysadmin topics. Digital Ocean's second version of their API ('API V2'),  on June 24, 2014launched in a BETA version. The new API luses oAuth, is RESTfu and supports IPv6.

IPv6
On June 16, 2014IPv6 was introduced to the Singapore location (SGP1). DigitalOcean released a new location, London (LON1) on July 15, 2014, which had IPv6 at launch.

CoreOS
On September 5, 2014, CoreOS was introduced on and is available for use as an operating system of droplet.

FreeBSD
On January 14, 2015, FreeBSD support was announced which includes the possibility of deploying a custom, user-provided operating system kernel.

 

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