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DigitalOcean - 512MB VPS - By RickB
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DigitalOcean 512MB RAM VPS Review


Introduction
I have been using DigitalOcean for hosting my primary webserver since April 2014. I then received the GitHub Education which includes $100 free credits on DigitalOcean, so I host there for free  Cool

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Specifications-

512MB RAM
Single-Core Intel Xeon Processor
20GB SSD Disk
1TB Transfer

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Benchmarks
 
FreeVPS Benchmark Script V2 made by Hidden Refuge

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L v2 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Cores       : 1
Frequency       : 2399.998 MHz
Memory          : 490 MB
Swap            : 0 MB
Uptime          : 137 days, 21:32,

OS              : Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 3.13.0-57-generic
Hostname        : vps.MYBUSINESS.eu


Well, those specs look great  Smile
Unfortunately the benchmark script didn't finish... for some weird reason.
Look at that Xeon E5! Really nice CPU.


Speedtest.net


[email protected]:~# speedtest-cli --share
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from DigitalOcean (128.199.XX.XX)...
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by fdcservers.net (Amsterdam) [1.07 km]: 3.428 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 868.38 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 466.17 Mbit/s
Share results: http://www.speedtest.net/result/5037601570.png

Image proof

 [Image: 5037601570.png]


I/O Speed


I/O (1st run)   : 305 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 338 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 304 MB/s
Average I/O     : 333 MB/s
Yeah, those speeds rock! However not really the SSD speeds I reach here at home, but they're fine for usage. Still faster than a lot of HDD VPS servers.

Control Panel

The control panel of DigitalOcean is very simple and contains a lot of features. Not only you can manage your full server, but they also take care of hosting your DNS using CloudFlare's anycast network Big Grin

Suggestions

Not really. However I would like to have the ability to add/ remove storage and IPs.


Final Ratings
The VPS is very good. Not only for development, I also run a production environment there. I really want to pay for the server when I am out of free credit. It's totally worth it.

Final Rating 9/10


Special thanks to TrK, since I used his review as a "template" for mine.
#2
Final Rating 9/10, that is great to see.Are you hosting a blog like small website?
Is a webserver running?
How much visitors you have?


Thank you  Sweet



#3
I don't host any personal site. I host websites from clients. So yes, a webserver is running, else no website would be available :')
I don't know about the stats, but I don't think those are amazing huge workloads (like 10.000 or so)...

I use my own control panel, in combination with a reverse proxy and load balancers to provide a good experience to my visitors.
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whish you a good luck rick!
#5
(02-03-2016, 07:27 AM)perryoo11 Wrote: whish you a good luck rick!

Good luck with what, perry?
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I host websites from clients

as you said i say good luck!
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(02-03-2016, 10:32 AM)perryoo11 Wrote: I host websites from clients

as you said i say good luck!

Ah, okay. I might not have expressed myself correctly. Those people are not really clients, I provide hosting for free. But I see those people as they were paying customers. So they can expect a high uptime. (To be more exact: one hour and 2 minutes last 11 months Big Grin)
#8
@RickB Pretty nice, where can I sign up? Tongue

What is this custom control panel you use? Can I have a demo, or even better a link to the source code on GitHub?
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(02-03-2016, 11:58 PM)karatekidmonkey Wrote: @RickB Pretty nice, where can I sign up? Tongue

What is this custom control panel you use? Can I have a demo, or even better a link to the source code on GitHub?

Sign up?

No, no demo. No open source as well


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