Digital Ocean for hosting and backend?

  • Posted April 1, 2020
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Okay, so I want to use Digital Ocean for freelancing. I would run a Ruby on Rails app on a droplet and instead of using ActiveStorage with something like AWS, I would just use my droplets disk space to hold things like images and what not. Does that sound like a good idea? I’ve never actually used Digital ocean, but someone here on Reddit recommended it to me. Thanks!


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Hi there @faiseltracy392,

This is a great question! You can definitely do that, you can store your files directly on your Droplet’s storage.

Also if you need extra storage and the storage that comes with your Droplet is not enough, you could for example, attach a block storage or an object storage directly to your Droplet and store your static files like images there. Of course, this depends on your needs.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby