SMS Gateway

Hi, Can I host an SMS Gateway from a digitalocean droplet?

Thanks in advance, Francis

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While any of several SMS service providers should do the trick, it’s worth nothing that Digital Ocean posted a guest blog post for Twilio a while back, talking about how Twilio and Digital Ocean play well with each other:

Personally I’ve had good experiences with using IFTTT’s “Maker Webhooks” plugin. It allows me to send a curl command (in good old command-line Bash) from a droplet to to trigger a generic IFTTT “event”. The event can then be translated into sending an SMS message, or sending an email, or turning on a Philips Hue light, or an LED or my Raspberry Pi, or whatever.

I haven’t used Twilio in several years, but back then at least the experience was also quite good. It costs money, but not much, and seemed very reliable and easy to use.

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What sort of scale were you looking at? Or, what’s the use case? Many end-user apps have SMS capabilities, e.g. Outlook, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger. <br> <br>Otherwise, you could look at a <a title=“From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia” href=“” target=“_blank”>direct-to-SMSC gateway</a>, which probably could be implemented on DigitalOcean’s servers; but would probably require a contract directly with a mobile operator.