DigitalOcean slowing down - "3 hour possible droplet creation". Is the honeymoon over?
OK, perhaps that's a bit of a drastic headline, but 20Gb droplet backups are now taking nearly 40 minutes. A "fast" resize should take 15 seconds, it takes over 4 minutes each way from 512Mb to 1Gb and back.
Earlier on I tried to spin up a basic $5 droplet from one of the standard DO apps (Ubunutu Wordpress). It took over 20 minutes on Lon1, rather than the promised 55 seconds.
Got this reply from support:
It's hard to give an accurate ETA since there are many variables that go into the provisioning process, but note that the process could go up to three or so hours if there's high load at the time.
Now, I love DO, and the Droplets themselves run fine and support is superb, but potentially THREE HOURS to spin up a basic droplet?!?
Maybe some infrastructure love is needed?