Why You Shouldn't Deal With DigitalOcean: An Ocean That isn't That Deep!

November 3, 2018 1k views
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Why You Shouldn’t Deal With DigitalOcean: An Ocean That isn’t That Deep!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi_rTri9OOQ

The famous -infamous to us- company in the field of Web Hosting has deleted one of our most important droplets by mistake, they didn’t even offer us a backup to restore from or any kind of compensations, even their email wording is so cold and shameless. Only deal with this thing when you want to lose sensitive data and get in trouble with your clients! YOU WERE WARNED!

1 Answer

Hey friend,

I’m sorry you feel that way. It is important to note that anyone signing up and using a legitimate, billable credit card has nothing to worry about. Please be sure not to use things like empty/nearly-empty prepaid cards, or card numbers floating around on the internet listed as able to pass authentication attempts (but then fail to be billed later).

Entering into a relationship requires trust on both sides, and not trusting us with legitimate/functional billing information has a very high correlation with performing actions on our network that are known to not be trustworthy. To combat this, and to improve service quality for all of our customers, we are now testing that billing information in some cases with a pre-auth in which we attempt to authorize the card for a small amount, but never actually capture the funds.

If you do not wish to add a credit card to your account, you can make a deposit via PayPal to establish a billing profile.

Jarland

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