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Posted September 27, 2021 101 views
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what happens if someone login to my digital ocean accounts and deletes the droplet. does my 3 years website and data will remove?

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Hello @comeesportocean776 ,

Yes, there is a possibility that the data will be lost, provided you have the platform level Backup mechanisms enabled on your account. We do provide Backups and Snapshots for the Droplet and Volumes backup.

Backups are always associated with the Droplet, which means the moment you destroy the Droplet, backup will also be removed. Whereas, Snapshot work in opposite manner, which means, they will be still on your account even after the Droplet is removed.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/backups/
https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/backups/how-to/

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/snapshots/
https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/snapshots/how-to/

Apart from these, we don’t store any data with us and all the data will be purged and removed from our platform.

DigitalOcean is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider. This is why we are able to hand over root access and give you total control over your Droplet! This also means that maintaining the security of your Droplet and the applications on it is solely within your control. We do not have access into your Droplet to make any changes, even security related changes.

We do, though, have many resources available to help you with some best practices for maintaining the security of your project. Here’s a few:

Securing Your Droplet
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tech_talks/securing-your-droplet

7 Security Measures to Protect Your Servers
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/7-security-measures-to-protect-your-servers

How To Mitigate DDoS Attacks Against Your Website with CloudFlare
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-mitigate-ddos-attacks-against-your-website-with-cloudflare

Security community
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tags/security

Private Networking Overview
https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/vpc/

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Sri Charan

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