Who are all moving/moved to DO and from where and why?

September 6, 2012 3.2k views
Just curious to know who are all evaluating and planning to move to DO? Share your experience if you are already moved! Am seriously evaluating to move here from my existing Host(quite happe with my existing host so far) for the following reasons: - low cost - availability of SSD Drives and dedicated servers - unlimited bandwidth - free backups - live/active snapshots without any disturbance to the servers - nice Control Panel - (though lots of features can be added to it compared to my existing host) Not yet sure on any issues faced by the platform, the reliability etc. Not many customer testimonials yet, not sure who else is here and happy so far. I really want to know any kind of outages faced, issues fixed and turn-around time for the support issues in fixing the problems etc from the real users. Would love to hear from others!
6 Answers
We do have a number of customer testimonials at:


And we'll be adding more soon!
As a customer of DO for about 1 month I can say there VPS are awesome only one problem that is when there is snapshot being created server is shutdown I think for backups same case.
We have two different types of hypervisors that we deploy.

Those with LVM, for the larger size droplets do not power off your virtual server to perform a snapshot.

The backups in all cases do not power off your droplet but we are reworking that because we may require a reboot on the smaller virtual servers as well to ensure data integrity.
I moved here from Rackspace mainly because DigitalOcean is around $5-15 cheaper per month, but also because of availability of small 256MB VMs and free outgoing bandwidth. This means I can get more bang for my buck, as it were. I'm able to utilize two VMs for what I was paying on Rackspace for one VM excluding additional bandwidth costs. Also, the DO control panel is significantly lighter weight and easier to use than the clunky Rackspace CP. Finally, I much prefer start-ups over large companies.
What size droplets have the LVM hypervisor? I'd rather not have my droplets powered off.
@ekeretex all droplets have to be powered off if you want to take a snapshot of them, even if the hypervisor is LVM. Automatic backups do not power off the droplet, though.
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