I have recently moved all my websites to another VPS hosting. The previous dedicated server was too expensive to me to continue as I didn’t earn much from the websites’ income. The previous hosting was USD$119 per month and the one at DigitalOcean is only USD$10 per month.
I’m having good experience with DigitalOcean hosting. To deploy a VPS (they call it droplet) is blazing fast and very easy. Within a minute, with a few clicks, your VPS with the Linux distribution you have chosen is ready to use.
DigitalOcean hosting plans are very affordable. For as low as USD$5, you can get a 1 core CPU, 512 RAM, 20GB SSD disk space and 1TB transfer. You mange your droplet on the cloud. You can create and destroy VPS using their very user-friendly cloud hosting interface at anytime you want.
Since DigitalOcean uses SSD in all the hosting plan, deploy a Linux image on the disk is as fast as to deploy them in the RAM. You can experiment with you Linux setup you want with very low cost and destroy & recreate if you not satisfy with current setup.
Every droplet you have created is a VPS (Virtual Private Server) with a dedicated IP address. You will have the root access to everything and the server is unmanaged. You are the administrator of the VPS. Anyway, if you encounter a problem and cannot be resolved by yourself, you can always get support from DigitalOcean by creating a ticket or get help from the community.
Setting up a VPS for multi domains is fun and can be challenging. Since the VPS is unmanaged, I need to setup almost every thing from nothing. But I have successfully setup the web & email server using Virtualmin (at zero cost!) and migrated most of my websites. I will share my setup steps when I have time and the problem I was facing during the setup and how I solve it.
So far I’m very satisfy with DigitalOcean for the pricing, server speed, user-friendly droplet management interface and the service uptime.
If you are interested to get one, you can always register a free account, open a ticket and ask for promotional code. You may be able to get a promotion code that let you start to play with the VPS for free :)