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How come DigitalOcean are so cheap?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SeoMS, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. SeoMS

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    Hey guys!
    I've recently purchased 2 VPS servers from DigitalOcean, and I have to say - Their hosting service is awesome!
    But I can't understand how come thier prices (on VPS servers) are lower then Hostgator's shared hosting prices, for example?
     
  2. Krypt

    Krypt Regular Member

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    self promotion?
     
  3. Robocops

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    No Cpannel
    Little support
     
  4. SeoMS

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    How would I make money by posting this thread?

    Yeah, I've considered the fact that theres no Cpanel, but it still doesn't make sense to me :O
    I searched the web for similar packages but the prices were still high...
     
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    No cpanel but who cares?
    Still working perfect.
     
  6. natostanco

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    Has anybody got paid by their referral/affiliate system? I have 1k+ pending from months, they claim their system is automated and all, but nothing, I would easily rank their affiliate system to the level of hostgator and such, a.k.a. fake success rate of leads...
    Sorry for hijacking this, didn't feel another 3d was needed
     
  7. Angel A

    Angel A Junior Member Premium Member

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    Their prices don't include support and any additional software (like cpanel) or/and service. Only hardware resources :)
     
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    wtf? lol......:/
    OP, may be because they have a huge setup. You can never guarantee the same price after 2-3 years from now.
     
  9. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    they arent that cheap are they? What are their prices for average VPS/dedi system?
     
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    512 mb ram, 20gb ssd vps for $5 / mo ( same as burst.net though), which I believe is cheaper than many!
     
  11. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Guess that is pretty cheap, also pretty low spec though, and their high end servers aren't that cheap. I guess they are just competative because they have massive setup, automated installation/maintenance (no work for them) so they can just role them out cheap as chips.
     
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    My exact point! They are also trying to become the best. The low-end plans look like promo plans to me.
     
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    They (hostgator) may pay a different amount of money for personal server upkeep, so they charge more. Also, less employees to pay = cheaper service.
     
  14. YouFeelMeDawg?

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    lol... Its a cloud hosting company. Does amazon ec2 includes a cpanel too?

    That is the whole point, they are meant to be used by developers. KEYWORD:DEVELOPER
    When you first setup a droplet they email you your ssh credentials(username:root, password for root).So that removes 99% of all bhw'ers here since am sure most people here don't really work from ssh but from cpanel.

    On top of that, they already have a docker image ready. THAT ALONE MAKES THEM AWESOME!!! I LOVE DOCKER

    So if you think about it, this is meant to be used by people that knows their shit. Its for python/ruby/java developers even for very smart php developers.

    Just look at what their articles are all about, it is all about how to setup very technical stuff. It is all meant to be used by developers.

    Why do you think they don't offer support? Actually they do , when I signed up their shit was all fucked up and it took like 55 mins to setup my droplet. It turned out that they were experiencing some scheduling problems, so at first I thought they were full of shit because every single blog I read they all say they were the shit and cheap.

    However, after they fixed that I have to be honest, their speed and their vps performance is fucking top line for its price.


    Right now am heavily using them for developing , and I am using docker.

    What I recommend is that if you are going to be fucking with a lot of ssh connections

    Set this up , http://liftoffsoftware.com/Products/GateOne, its an html5 ssh multi client. I pretty much have atleast 2-3 machines I use at the time, and when I run docker am running a bunch of different containers. So add another 2-3 ssh connections per machine for each container running in it.

    To summarize my post, DigitalOcean is for developers not for everyone else, if you aren't willing to get your hands dirty and setup your own software on your own machine then don't get them.
     
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    Yea, good point.
     
  16. miluge

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    Exactly I use them to plan around with ruby/django project! SSH rocks btw

    You guys shoudl check Uberspace too! Those guys are awesome