DigitalOcean Now World's 3rd Largest Hosting Provider
Fastest Growing Cloud Provider Continues to Attract Developers
NEW YORK – November 13, 2014 – DigitalOcean recently became the 3rd largest hosting company in the world. The ranking comes from the latest report published by Netcraft, a respected authority on the market share of web servers, operating systems, and hosting providers.
This is a clear indication that the young startup is a mainstay in the infrastructure space, disrupting the industry with its simple user experience and straightforward pricing. In December 2012, DigitalOcean had just over 100 web-facing computers; in October 2014, Netcraft found more than 108,000.
"DigitalOcean's growth has been explosive over the last 12 months," said Mitch Wainer, CMO and co-founder at DigitalOcean, "and we don't see it slowing. October was our biggest month yet in terms of customer acquisition."
The month saw 26,141 new active users, an increase of 57% from the number of acquisitions in October one year ago (and an all-time high). To date the company counts a total 187,866 active users running a cloud server (or "Droplet") – a 179% increase from a year ago.
On October 29th, the company launched its 3 millionth Droplet.
But while the company continues to scale, CEO Ben Uretsky claims "growth" is not the top focus. "We want organic growth. And the best way to accomplish that is to build a product developers love. That means retaining simplicity in all services offered, adding features our customers have been asking for such as load balancing and multiple IPs, and most importantly building out a full ecosystem for a core complete cloud."
DigitalOcean has also been at the forefront of the Infrastructure as as Service space with its pricing model, offering users SSD Drives and 512MB memory at $5 per month. And while larger providers continue to cut their prices, DigitalOcean has not changed its pricing structure since launching in March of 2012. From the beginning, DigitalOcean has offered cloud services at a price that puts their customers first.
"It's a great thing that the larger providers are continuing to adjust their prices and be more transparent about the total cost of their offerings. The fact that more and more businesses are coming online and feeling more comfortable with everything cloud is good for everyone," says Chief Product Officer and co-founder Moisey Uretsky.
Founded in 2011, DigitalOcean is a cloud platform focused on simplifying the complexities of infrastructure for software developers. DigitalOcean has become the second largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform in the total number of public facing apps and websites, according to Netcraft.com. The company has raised $123 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Access Industries, IA Ventures, CrunchFund, and Techstars. The company is headquartered in New York City with data center regions throughout the world. For more information, simply visit http://www.digitalocean.com or follow @digitalocean.