DigitalOcean Reviews

Not for production environments

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DigitalOcean is a great choice for developers and development environments, quickly deploy large amounts of server capacity and pay only per hour for what you use with straightforward pricing, I did the mistake using their servers for a production environment with a couple of game servers, although the performance was acceptable it became a complete mess once the DDoS attacks started rolling in since the bandwidth is dropped for 3 hours even during minor attacks. Support says there isn't much to do other than buying DDoS protection from an external provider.

To be fair, on the server where I hosted my website, database etc I was able to use Cloudflares free plan to avoid being locked out during DDoS attacks and as a development environment it was great. A disadvantage is the slow CPU speed of 1.8GHz, at least for the smaller plans in the locations I tried. Since most physical servers has either 2.4GHz or 3.6GHz CPU's there is a small possibility that they are using shared cores.