Can I use a droplet for personal storage only?

Posted May 1, 2020 1.6k views

Can I use a droplet for personal storage only? or is it against the terms and conditions? - I would use it as a personal FTP server.

Better yet, it would be nice if there was a dedicated FTP server product for personal storage where I didn’t have to manage a whole virtual machine. Consider this a feature request.

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hi @orwor

Yes it is absolutely fine to use a Droplet or any of our products for personal use only.

With regard to your request for a basic FTP server product, you might be interested in using Spaces - which is an object (file) storage product similar to AWS S3.

The reason I suggest Spaces, you can actually use it from an FTP client.

Here are some tutorials that might be useful, depending on which FTP client you use:

How To Use FileZilla Pro with DigitalOcean Spaces
How to Manage DigitalOcean Spaces with Cyberduck
Using Transmit 5 for macOS with DigitalOcean Spaces

by Josue Andrade Gomes
FileZilla Pro is a file transfer solution that works with FTP, SFTP, FTPS, and WebDAV protocols. In 2001, the original FileZilla project brought an open-source, cross-platform file access and transfer application to users. Today, FileZilla Pro...