Funny story in short - I wanted to open a new DigitalOcean account to use it as base platform for my planned reseller hosting business.
Well, they didn't even let me create an account - instead they sent me an email written in surprisingly rude and humiliating style, accusing me being a spammer or scammer or something similar.
I replied, OK, guys, you can close this ticket, I can't take this seriously, but you just lost a good business.
This is how I got to Vultr - and it's a happy ending, because my experience so far is that they are helpful and user-friendly, and offer the range of services I'll need for my biz.
But, based on other reviews, Linode is also way better than DO, so I don't really understand the hype.
Review by Kollmanbrandi10 months ago
Absolutely fantastic traditional website (and other) host. They leave some of the set-up to the user, but once you are set up, their service is spectacular. Been using them for years.
Review by Subramaniyaswami Derrow1 year ago
Very Trustworthy Website. Secure, SSL Cert.
Review by Duffield1 year ago
Ok, so Ive been using DigitalOcean since 2013 and everything was just fine. An on May 31 2018 something really worrying happened, all my files got deleted and I received this email:
We sincerely apologize, however, there was an incident impacting the Spaces service that resulted in a number of Spaces and the data within them to be deleted. At this time we're performing a full internal investigation to determine what the cause of the issue was as well as why it happened. Once we have a full understanding and additional details to share, we'll follow up.
At this time, unfortunately, we can confirm that the data within your Spaces has been lost and is not recoverable. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
They never informed me further and none of my files were restore. No compensation except for $400 on my account, saying:
You have been granted credit to use on your DigitalOcean team for $400.00. Weve updated your balance, which you can view at your team's billing page. Please note that this credit will expire after 12 months if it's not used.
I took severe loses Now I am in the process of transferring to another service.
Well, decide for yourself whether use their services, but I am really devastated by both my losses and their absolute ignorance.
Review by Valeriia2 years ago
DigitalOcean is the hosting provider for Yellow.Guide, Yellow.Guide has private information that doesn't belong on its website and I am getting the runaround from
DigitalOcean. They have no business putting up false information and using my
private information that doesn't belong on Yellow.Guide. This is a privacy issue. I WANT IT REMOVED!!!! Ben Uretsky is the CEO for DigitalOcean. Update. There are no valid contact information for Yellow.Guide
Review by Neysa3 years ago
I thought it was a joke at first, but these guys are seriously puppets for larger corporations and are happy to hand over your data to large companies or even the government. We experienced this first hand when our website received a malicious copyright claim and a fake "legal demand" was all it took for our website's data to be handed over and published for law enforcement. Seriously? They are total pushovers to anyone who wants your data.
Review by Copier3 years ago
DigitalOcean is a hosting company where you can purchase VPSs for use by the hour.
I have tried out their service with the basic option and everything works perfectly.
Review by JeannineWardrick4 years ago
they work with the NSA so beware people, their staff is rude also
Review by Bonos Brsas4 years ago
Digital Ocean is one of best, convenient and fastest cloud hosting and server technologies available today. Their flexible pricing options and the ability to choose different data center locations are great features. The infrastructure is a bit complex. But for that best choice is to manage all your Digitalocean servers on Cloudways managed hosting platform with ease in just few clicks.
Review by Genena Maina4 years ago
Simple Cloud Computing,
Built for Developers.
Review by Iching5 years ago
Digital Ocean offers a very convenient VPS (private server) deployment service. Starting from $5 a month they provide a virtual linux server with full SSH access. You can also choose a server with preinstalled software, such as Wordpress, Nginx and such. Very enjoyable UI and reliable hosting servce.
It does demand a bit of sysadmin knowledge, but they have a lot of great user guides on the website. Customer service is responsive and helpful.
Review by Yuruvi5 years ago
Lots of great tutorials for setting up web servers from scratch.
Review by Vitalia6 years ago
Digital ocean is an excellent choice for creating an easy environment to test and deploy Linux servers. I would not however recommend it for the official deployment of larger servers, as their network abuse policy is very strict and your server will be terminated if you become the target of a DDOS attack.
Also, pretty much all the negative reviews here are because of DigitalOcean users misusing their servers. These servers should be reported directly to DigitalOcean instead so they can be terminated.
Review by Mentee Faka6 years ago
Excellent service, very good prices.
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