What is 'Apps' of DigitalOcean?

Posted June 10, 2017 2.2k views

I have no idea about ‘Apps’ of DO’s products.
Is it PaaS or IaaS? It’s very confusing because, with Apps, you can deploy pre-built applications in seconds.

Anyone who can give me an idea of what exactly it is…?


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Hi @kmkgabia

I guess you’re referring to DigitalOcean’s One-Click-Apps ?

It’s just a pre-configured setup - to make it really fast for you to test and play with that.

For example, the WordPress App, if you did the installation without the app, would require that you setup Ubuntu with Nginx, PHP, MySQL, and did a little configuring, before installing WordPress.
Most people use an hour or so doing that - instead of 1-2 minutes with the App.

  • Thanks for the answer!

    Then ‘App’ is PaaS? because you don’t need to care about the configuration?

    One more answer please ; )

    • @kmkgabia

      Uhm, all those fancy new words are making my head hurt :-)

      It’s not a service, it’s just pre-configuration, so you can get something up and running in minutes to try it out. It’s not meant to be used in production, though it can be used on lower scale.

      DigitalOcean doesn’t provide managed service, so even if you choose the Apps, then you’re still responsible to maintain, update and secure everything - just like you have to do with the clean OS-installs (the non-Apps).