DigitalOcean’s features, plan with price & benchmark result


Official information

One of the most famous VPS which has many cloud functions

  1. Official site
  2. Official Twitter
  3. Official blog
  4. Admin page for users

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Features of DigitalOcean

Overall features

DigitalOcean is one of the big VPS which is satisfying cloud hosting’s principals.

  1. Elasticity: You can dispose the server after creation of the server any time without losing money in vain
  2. Redundancy: You can keep serving the service even if 1 of the server goes down(LAN&LB are necessary)
  3. Extendable: You can scale up the server with data

Maximum memory and CPU is higher compared to others.
In the case of standard plan, even if you increase number of CPU core, total cpu score doesn’t increase so much compared to the increase of CPU’s cores but higher CPU plan will get relatively better score.

As advanced VPS, DigitalOcean is providing Managed database and k8s service.

Features of Managed DB of DigitalOcean

– Setting and management is not necessary
– Free daily backup and recovery function is available
– Auto recovery in the case of failure
– Scale up is possible

Here is the price of managed database.

AWS has managed database but the price is much higher than DigitalOcean’s one.

Price and plan of DigitalOcean

Standard Plan

General Plan

CPU Optimized

Memory Optimized

DigitalOcean’s cloud function list

Network response time of DigitalOcean’s data center

This is example from Tokyo.
You should choose data center which is closest to your expected users.

DCPing response time from Tokyo
Amsterdam0.264 seconds
Bangalore0.115 seconds
Frankfurt0.255 seconds
London0.211 seconds
New York0.160 seconds
San Francisco0.110 seconds
Singapore0.071 seconds
Toronto0.209 seconds

Benchmark result of DigitalOcean (Unixbench)