How to easily and quickly deploy purpose specific servers?

I’d like to have the ability to easily launch prebuilt purpose specific (ex. ftp, web, mysql) server configurations in different regions.

My organization’s users would request for example an FTP server in NYC1 with a certain CPU/RAM/SSD config (DO standard plan) and have it ready for use within minutes.

I assume snapshots would be a solution? I’m however new to this type of development and would like to get input on how this could be setup in other ways without being dependent on DO snapshots.

Any suggestions welcome!

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Maybe it is time for DO to start thinking about providing some sort of market place for pre-configured images? <br> <br>I am the developer of HiveMind (, and I know devs would like a box that they can literally just logon to and start hacking…

I built a devops command-line tool called Overcast specifically to make this sort of thing easier. <br> <br># Spin up an Ubuntu 14.04 app server in SFO1: <br>overcast digitalocean create app.01 --region-slug sfo1 <br>overcast run app.01 install/core install/nginx /path/to/my/install/script <br> <br># Spin up a 1GB Ubuntu 14.04 MySQL server in NYC2: <br>overcast digitalocean create db.01 --size-slug 1gb <br>overcast run db.01 install/core install/mysql <br> <br># Create a snapshot and spin up a copy: <br>overcast digitalocean snapshot db.01 db.snapshot <br>overcast digitalocean create db.02 --image-name db.snapshot <br> <br># Run commands across all of them at once: <br>overcast run all uptime “free -m” <br> <br> <br> <br>If you have any trouble, feedback, or feature ideas, let me know on Github.

Puppet / Chef / Salt or Docker or Image snapshot