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DigitalOcean now offers double the memory and SSD on all plans :D

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  • just resized all my droplets. it is fantastic!

  • @chinmoy said: just twitted this.

    tweeted

    Do not click this link.
  • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider

    wow.. nice offer.

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  • Very competitive with Uncle Sal's last offer on LEB.

    Linux noob willing to learn.

  • @webflier said: just resized all my droplets. it is fantastic!

    My resize is still processing. They are dealing with a huge number of resize request right now. :)

    :)

  • BradNDBradND Member
    edited January 2013

    Very good... now if only they had internal addresses sorted.

    I/O is nice:

    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.57764 s, 300 MB/s

    No longer with ND

  • shovenoseshovenose Member, Provider

    Their control panel is responding like shit. I think their system is extremely busy right now!

  • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider

    @chinmoy said: My resize is still processing. They are dealing with a huge number of resize request right now. :)

    "Dealing with a large number of resizes so we are going to be throttling them"

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  • fanfan Member

    I wonder how could they offer such a low price, but anyways it seems to be interesting to have a try.

  • I did the resize just before the official announcement. so everything went well.

  • I had a free beta offer with them, and it wasn't bad(it was beta, so I was "bug testing" right) - I wasn't too thrilled with the bandwidth at their NYC facility, but there AMS was a bit better overall(global ping time average). Otherwise, the only thing that was lacking (at that time) was 64bit Ubuntu - the co-founder e-mailed me a let me know that they would be adding more image options, and he was kind/empathetic in regards to my observations.

    I will most likely give them another run, when the servers stop smoking from all the traffic they are currently getting.

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited January 2013

    @BradND said: Very good... now if only they had internal addresses sorted.

    Do they now offer internal addresses? Last time I checked they didn't. And what's the point of that, you can't make your VPS cheaper by removing the IPv4 anyway, and the traffic is still unlimited with the public addresses?

  • @rm_ said: the traffic is still unlimited with the public addresses?

    Yes!!

    :)

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited January 2013

    @chinmoy said: Yes!!

    Please reread my message carefully. I was saying: There is no point in private addresses, since you can push unlimited traffic using public addresses anyway. I was not asking whether or not it is still unlimited (I know that it is).

  • This may have been said somewhere else, but I couldn't find it anywhere :/

    Anyone know what Digital Ocean uses for hypervisor? I think it was Xen, but I am not sure sure now? Xen with OnApp, KVM, or something they cooked up themselves?

  • KVM with fixed kernel

  • KVM with their own stuff

  • shovenoseshovenose Member, Provider

    Kvm

  • rm_rm_ Member

    @dano it is certainly KVM, no doubt about that. Perhaps kinda heavily customized/scripted, e.g. you can't change your kernel (it is external to the VM), and all the nifty stuff with snapshot/backup/destroy/recreate and pay cents for 1 or 2 hours of a VM, is certainly not your granpa's SolusVM.

  • So the $5 vps is only for available in US location? No EU?

    Enjoy your free trial!

    Your trial account is limited to launching one 512MB Virtual Server in the US Region.

    To activate your account please update your Billing Profile

    After activating your account you can launch additional virtual servers of any size in different geographic regions, take snapshots, and enable backups.

  • @n0my said: So the $5 vps is only for available in US location? No EU?

    The free trial is, yes.

  • Seems really cheap to me. All LEB providers can close business now :(

    You can spam me with any yearly shared hosting deal.

  • @ztec said: Seems really cheap to me. All LEB providers can close business now :(

    I was thinking the same. Good RAM/Disk ratio also

  • WintereiseWintereise Member
    edited January 2013

    DO is nice, but they don't offer to individually customize any resources. A major deal breaker for me.

    The trial only lasts 3 hours, @amarc, not a month. You can get a $2.5 credit if you add a credit card though, that lets you trial it for ~a week or so.

    -- BOFH

  • @winteriese Apparently this is in the works.

  • Why are you guys taking $5 credit, when you can have $10? The code is "SSDTweet10 "

    :)

  • @Wintereise said: The trial only lasts 3 hours, @amarc, not a month. You can get a $2.5 credit if you add a credit card though, that lets you trial it for ~a week or so.

    Generally yes..but this time they are offering $10 for new customers with the code SSDTweet10

    :)

  • I guess the credit only applies if you add a valid billing method then? I.e, you need to spend $5 via Paypal to be able to receive it or add a card.

    Wasn't aware of the code though, cheers.

    @titanicsaled Nice!

    -- BOFH

  • PatrickPatrick Member
    edited January 2013

    @Wintereise said: guess the credit only applies if you add a valid billing method then? I.e, you need to spend $5 via Paypal to be able to receive it or add a card.

    You have to add your credit card to DO to get $5 credit, they charge you $1.2 or something for validation then credit that back to account also.

    Patrick | INIZ
  • Sign up using the promo code SSDTweet10 and choose paypal as your billing method. Do not actually pay with paypal at that point.

    It will add $11.25 of credit to your account. You may then add funds as you wish.

  • @ShardHost said: Sign up using the promo code SSDTweet10 and choose paypal as your billing method. Do not actually pay with paypal at that point.

    It will add $11.25 of credit to your account. You may then add funds as you wish.

    It still forces you to either make a PayPal deposit or add a credit card.

  • @gubbyte said: It still forces you to either make a PayPal deposit or add a credit card.

    This is true

  • In the end, after depositing $5 with PayPal and using the SSDTweet10 code you are left with $16.25, which is enough to run one 512MB droplet for 3 months. Worth it. :)

  • @gubbyte said: SSDTweet10 code you are left with $16.25,

    Seems they intended you to get an additional $1.25

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider
    edited January 2013

    Beware, their CC processor blocked 3 of my cards at 2 banks completely (had to wait for a letter and then call the bank to unblock) - Better use paypal.

  • serverbearserverbear Member
    edited January 2013

    They've given SB an exclusive promo which will go live for the new plans tomorrow.

    $20 credit on all new signups.

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  • @serverbear said: They've given SB an exclusive promo which will go live for the new plans tomorrow.

    $20 credit on all new signups.

    Oh great..! If I hadn't just signed up!

  • @serverbear said: $20 credit on all new signups.

    GARBLE!

    I JUST SIGNED UP

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  • shovenoseshovenose Member, Provider

    Sounds like an affiliate system is coming soon which will be nice :)

  • ztecztec Member
    edited January 2013

    So I guess I should with alittle before signing up then?
    What does SB mean btw?

    You can spam me with any yearly shared hosting deal.

  • @ztec said: What does SB mean btw?

    ServerBear

    Serving you the best VPS, Web hosting, dedicated servers and more - Cloud Shards | Query Foundry
    We operate the network AS62638 | Available in Syd AU and Dallas, Los Angeles and NYC USA
  • Some testing on speed and disk write
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    104,857,600 29.2M/s in 3.4s

    dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf iotest
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.0264 s, 214 MB/s

    Pretty decent if you ask me.

  • @serverbear said: They've given SB an exclusive promo which will go live for the new plans tomorrow.

    $20 credit on all new signups.

    I will wait for one more day. lol

    [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

  • SpiritSpirit Disabled
    edited January 2013

    @smile93 said: I will wait for one more day. lol

    Code is already posted at his site.
    http://serverbear.com/9806/digitalocean#view-coupons

  • I tried to use the discount and it only applied $5 and did not pick up my selected image instead it use default Ubuntu 12.10 x32 Server.

  • the code SSDBEAR20 worked , you will need to add a found of $5 dollars in order to use the credit. I did have a problem where it picked the default image. However, the second time i tried it picked the right image. good luck.

  • @Spirit said: Code is already posted at his site.

    http://serverbear.com/9806/digitalocean#view-coupons

    Thanks, signed up a new account now. $20.00 credit in my account just few second after I keyed in the code.

    [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

  • where do you re apply coupon. after create one and add fund?

  • @innya said: where do you re apply coupon. after create one and add fund?

    https://www.digitalocean.com/billing

    Choose Paypal

    Put in the code in Promotion code box. Don't need to make any payment. It will credit into your account within minutes with email confirmation.

    [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

  • @innya said: innya 8:40AM Flag

    Member
    I tried to use the discount and it only applied $5 and did not pick up my selected image instead it use default Ubuntu 12.10 x32 Server.

    It installed correct image for me.

    lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Debian
    Description: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5 (squeeze)
    Release: 6.0.5
    Codename: squeeze

    [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

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