Please make whole application stacks available as installable vm images!

  • Posted on June 20, 2014
  • mirceasamoilaAsked by Mir S.

Please make whole application stacks available as installable vm images/!

In similar it would be nice to directly install the app we want on a server, or even multiple apps.

Thank you.

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I don’t work for DigitalOcean, but I don’t think you’ll be seeing that.

Basically, DO was made for guys like me: those who want to tinker. They’ve added some useful packages, but for them to be able to add products to an existing server, they would need 2 things:

1: To lock you down on what you can change, so all servers will be able to run the same packages.

2: Your server admin user and password (bad practice).

There are plenty of how-to’s and simple BASH scripts out there to simplify your install if you don’t want to learn how, but the day DO becomes the type of hosting that forces the 2 above things, that’s the day it loses many of it’s developers/DevOps guys to a provider that doesn’t lock us down.

In short, they most likely won’t offer this, because too much risk, not enough reward.