DigitalOcean IOPS limits per droplet

November 23, 2015 3.4k views

Linode apparently has 10k IOPS limits:

Does DigitalOcean have any IOPS limits per droplet? Automated or manual (abuse team)? Maybe different IOPS limits on different droplets?

There should be some rules about that, since it’s a VPS provider. So would be good to know, when exactly a droplet would be blocked, on which IOPS value?

If REALLY droplet’s IOPS would reach as high as 50k-60k (or even higher, like 90k), and would remain there constantly, what will happen then? (Fully legitimate use, nothing illegal, nothing bad, nothing forbidden, just a normal good website becoming steadily popular).


1 Answer

I am sure there is, but I am not sure what it is. All I can tell you is the disks are fast :) DigitalOcean gives you a fair share of the physical node’s resources. Just don’t abuse them as you are not allowed to “… [employ] programs that consume excessive network capacity, CPU cycles, or disk IO” (ToS 12.1).

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