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Droplet is locked while performance testing

Hi there,

Is performance test is now considered as DDOS attack? Today my droplet was locked due to DDOS attack while I was doing the performance test of our new API. Now I see the only option is to move to Amazon AWS. Can someone give the meaningful explanation of what happened to my droplet?

P.S. Initially DigitalOcean was positioning itself as cloud hosting services for developers, now I see it’s changed.

Thanks!

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It’s possible that the droplet gave you so much performance that it enabled you to negatively affect the whole hypervisor. In that case DigitalOcean would have to take action to make sure that the other users can also benefit from this extraordinary performance.

DigitalOcean is very much a cloud hosting service for developers, as evidenced by the thousands of unlocked droplets still running.