Digital Ocean just came out with new droplets and prices for 2018. For $5 a month, you can get a server with 1GB of ram and 25GB of solid state drive which is great for most web apps such as blogs or even weather extensions. Currently, this blog is hosted on Digital Ocean.
If you have any droplets, I would recommend resizing them to take advantage of the new prices. It’s a quick process but does require you to shutdown the server. I was able to resize several of my $5 and $10 droplets to the new plans and essentially double my servers speed.
Digital Ocean is also offering Optimized Droplets for CPU Intensive applications like CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, ad serving, batch processing and active front-end web servers.
I’ve been using Digital Ocean for several years. They continue to come out with new and exciting products such as Load Balancers and Server Monitoring. Leave a comment below if you have any questions.
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