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Explore the DigitalOcean Marketplace: 15 1-Click Apps and Add-Ons to grow your startup

One of the biggest challenges that businesses face is building and scaling their technology stacks. At DigitalOcean, we’ve curated an expansive selection of 1-Click Apps and Add-Ons to help you accelerate your growth as a company. From crafting your first blog post to adding media streaming capabilities, DigitalOcean Marketplace equips you with the tools you need to hit the ground running.

With just a single click and a few minutes, these apps and add-ons seamlessly integrate into your DigitalOcean cloud environment, eliminating the need for complicated setups and extensive configuration. Whether you’re looking to optimize your web development process with pre-configured LAMP or LEMP stacks, safeguard your data with monitoring and logging solutions, or dive into data analytics to gain valuable business insights, the DigitalOcean Marketplace has got you covered with over 200 1-Click Apps and Add-Ons.

In this article, we’ll explore a few 1-Click Apps and Add-Ons that can help transform your business, and how you can leverage these tools to build a robust, scalable, and growth-forward technical infrastructure.

Roll out a robust and reliable development stack

DigitalOcean’s 1-Click Apps simplify the process of setting up your development stack. Instead of spending hours installing, configuring, and testing various software, you can simply leverage pre-configured apps—from LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) to MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, Node.js). These apps can be deployed on a DigitalOcean Droplet virtual machine with just a single click, saving time and effort and allowing you to focus on building your product.

1. MERN

The MERN (MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, and Node.js.) stack is a 1-Click App available on DigitalOcean Marketplace for startups and SMBs looking to rapidly develop web applications using JavaScript. With the MERN 1-Click App, you can have your own instance of the MERN stack up and running in a matter of minutes. These technologies form a powerful stack that allows developers to build high-performance applications using JavaScript—both on the frontend and backend.

→ Create MERN Droplet

2. MEAN

The MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, and Node.js.) stack is designed to help startups accelerate web development using JavaScript. Have a fully functional MEAN stack ready in minutes, saving time and effort that would be otherwise spent on manually setting up and configuring each component of the stack. Together, these technologies form a full-stack JavaScript framework that allows developers to build dynamic and efficient applications using JavaScript on both the client and server side.

→ Create MEAN Droplet

3. FARM

The FARM (FastAPI, React, and MongoDB) stack is a full-stack JavaScript solution that enables seamless communication between the frontend and backend, while providing a comprehensive and flexible database solution to handle diverse data types. This stack is an asset for companies aiming to build high-performance, scalable applications using a serverless architecture.

→ Create FARM Droplet

4. LAMP

The LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack is a popular, open-source web development platform that allows for the rapid deployment and management of websites and web applications. This stack is particularly useful for startups seeking to develop dynamic websites or applications with a reliable technology stack.

→ Create LAMP Droplet

5. LEMP

The LEMP (Linux, NGINX, MySQL, and PHP-FPM) stack is an effective set of open-source software designed for the delivery of high-performance web applications and websites. The LEMP 1-Click App on the DigitalOcean Marketplace streamlines the process of setting up a powerful, flexible, and efficient server environment.

→ Create LEMP Droplet

6. NodeJS

NodeJS is a powerful open-source JavaScript runtime environment that executes JavaScript code outside a web browser. Node.js allows you to use JavaScript everywhere, unifying web application development around a single programming language, rather than different languages for server-side and client-side scripts. The 1-Click App simplifies the setup of a Node.js environment, boosting productivity and reducing setup errors.

→ Create NodeJS Droplet

Self-host your CMS with simplicity

DigitalOcean offers 1-Click Apps for popular content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and Ghost. Install a self-hosted CMS in minutes, with full control over your data and configuration. Manage your content without extensive technical knowledge or resources.

7. WordPress

WordPress is an open-source CMS that allows users to create and manage a website—with minimal coding required. WordPress lets companies create, edit, and manage different types of content—like blog posts and landing pages—through a user-friendly dashboard. The platform also has a rich ecosystem of themes and plugins. Use the 1-Click App to simplify the process of launching a WordPress site, without manual installation and configuration.

→ Create WordPress Droplet

8. Ghost

Ghost is an open-source, professional publishing platform for creating blogs and online publications. Develop marketing and communications content, and grow an online presence for your business, with robust features and a user-friendly interface. Use the 1-Click App to accelerate the setup of a Ghost instance, reducing configuration time and effort.

→ Create Ghost Droplet

9. CPanel & WHM

cPanel & WHM® is a powerful web hosting manager that simplifies website and server management. This platform is useful for companies managing multiple websites or online properties, with capabilities including website publishing, email creation, file management, and domain management. By using the cPanel & WHM® 1-Click App, your business can quickly establish an efficient, secure, and scalable web hosting environment, facilitating the smooth operation of multiple websites.

→ Create cPanel & WHM® for Ubuntu Droplet

→ Create cPanel & WHM® for AlmaLinux 8 Droplet

10. Plesk

Plesk is a popular web hosting control panel used to manage web services like WordPress. It simplifies the process of hosting websites, managing domains, and setting up email accounts—with over 100 extensions to support the growth of your business. By leveraging Plesk on DigitalOcean, your company can quickly access a modern and lightweight stack to build, secure, and run websites and applications.

→ Create Plesk Droplet

Develop and roll out CI/CD workflows

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) is critical for startups and small businesses to maintain speed and quality in their development cycles. DigitalOcean 1-Click Apps can make it easier to implement these workflows, streamlining the development process and delivering updates more quickly.

11. GitLab

GitLab is a complete DevOps platform that facilitates software development and operations lifecycle management. It offers functionality for managing code repositories, continuous integration and deployment, testing, project planning, and more. The GitLab 1-Click App on offers a quick and straightforward setup process, enabling teams to start working on their projects swiftly and efficiently.

→ Create GitLab Droplet

Add video streaming capabilities to your platform

If your startup needs to incorporate video streaming into your platform, DigitalOcean’s 1-Click Apps can simplify the process. Install applications like Jitsi and Ant Media for adaptive and low-latency streaming, deployed with a single click. Add robust video streaming capabilities to your platform without the need for extensive development, complicated infrastructure setup, and high costs.

12. Ant Media

Ant Media Server is a highly scalable, low latency, adaptive streaming engine that allows broadcasting live video and audio. For companies exploring media, this solution provides an excellent user experience with high quality video and audio streaming. With the Ant Media Server App, setting up your own media streaming becomes a quick and hassle-free process.

→ Install Ant Media Server Enterprise

13. Jitsi

Jitsi is an open-source set of software tools for video conferencing and instant messaging. It offers high-quality video and audio, secure and private communication, and compatibility with web and mobile platforms. The Jitsi 1-Click App on the DigitalOcean Marketplace allows for quick and simple deployment of a Jitsi server, cutting down configuration time significantly.

→ Create Jitsi Droplet

Employ monitoring and logging solutions

Keep track of your application’s performance and health with 1-Click Apps for monitoring and logging. Deploying these apps on your Droplets can help you make data-informed decisions and spot any application issues—before they impact your users. Maintain a high level of visibility into your systems, without significant time or resources.

14. Logtail

Logtail is a cloud-based logging service that simplifies the process of centralizing, monitoring, and analyzing log data from your applications. This is valuable for startups with a suite of web based applications and multiple services running across different servers, allowing for quick identification, and resolution of issues that could disrupt services or affect user experience.The Logtail Add-On allows you to quickly set up a robust log management system with features like structured logging, SQL log querying, and anomaly detection alerts.

→ Add Logtail

15. Papertrail

Papertrail is a log management solution that provides instant visibility into your application’s log data, making troubleshooting and system monitoring simple. Enjoy features like log consolidation, full text search alerts for catching and resolving issues early. The Papertrail Add-On provides a rapid and streamlined setup, getting you the data you need faster.

→ Add Papertrail

Grow your business in 2023

Make investments in your technology this year and sign up for a DigitalOcean account. Set your business up for future success by building your product on DigitalOcean’s virtual servers, databases, and more.

Check out all of DigitalOcean’s resources for startups and small businesses in The Wave, our startup resource hub, for more product, go-to market strategy, and company-building advice to help your startup thrive.

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