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DigitalOcean DigitalOcean Announces New Pricing Plans

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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    DigitalOcean has announced they will be moving to per second billing instead of per hour billing and also announced their new pricing plans for their servers on Standard, High CPU, and High Memory Droplets including the deprecation of their High Memory Droplets. Love that their High CPU droplets got more disk space quotas !

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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    For existing Droplet users Kicking Off the New Year with New Droplet Plans
    Looks like for Centmin Mod users ideal starter plan now is Flexible $15/month with 2GB ram and 2 cpu cores and 60GB disk.
     
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    I wonder if Linode is going to up their game again after this.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah hope linode does.

    Seems DO new pricing caused their AM2 region to reach full capacity as customers resize droplets for the upgraded resources !

     
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    hmm honestly forgot how slow DigitalOcean's snapshot and backup system is. I just started to resize my $20/m 2GB DO droplet to $15/m 2GB DO droplet and thought I'd do a snapshot backup first. 40GB droplet took ~21 minutes to snapshot ! Compare that to Linode 48GB VPS taking ~1.5-4.5 minutes to snapshot !

    Resizing the droplet is taking just as long !

    Ok resized now but still same disk quota for me 40GB instead of 60GB heh

    before resize 2GB 40GB
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    ===============================================================================
                  total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
    Mem:           1839        1261         337          52         240         316
    Swap:          2967         354        2612
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    Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/vda1      ext4       40G   25G   13G  66% /
    devtmpfs       devtmpfs  911M     0  911M   0% /dev
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M     0  920M   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M  105M  816M  12% /run
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M     0  920M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    tmpfs          tmpfs     184M     0  184M   0% /run/user/0
    

    after resize 2GB 40GB
    Code (Text):
    ===============================================================================
                  total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
    Mem:           1839         462         831          27         545        1140
    Swap:          2967           0        2967
    ===============================================================================
    Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/vda1      ext4       40G   25G   13G  66% /
    devtmpfs       devtmpfs  911M     0  911M   0% /dev
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M     0  920M   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M  8.4M  912M   1% /run
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M     0  920M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    tmpfs          tmpfs     184M     0  184M   0% /run/user/0
    

    edit: seems folks reporting performance losses after resizing Kicking Off the New Year with New Droplet Plans
     
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    @eva2000 Some guy did a benchmark I think from Twitter and Linode's VPSs kicked Digital Ocean's VPSs to the curve. The guy noticed a huge gap in performance the higher the specs of the VPS and Linode was on top.
     
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    wasn't just some guy it was Rams Lerdorf creator of PHP Testing VPS solutions | Rasmus' Toys Page :)
     
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    Nah. It wasn't him. He didn't even have a verified Twitter account and he didn't seem too popular. He just compared Digital Ocean to Linode in a blog post with extensive tests after DO upped their game.
     
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    my mistake i had cpu and ram only resize checked instead of disk, cpu and ram resize !

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    Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/vda1      ext4       59G   25G   32G  44% /
    devtmpfs       devtmpfs  911M     0  911M   0% /dev
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M     0  920M   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M  8.4M  912M   1% /run
    tmpfs          tmpfs     920M     0  920M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    tmpfs          tmpfs     184M     0  184M   0% /run/user/0
    
     
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    Looks like DigitalOcean has added a new 1 cpu Optimized droplet plan too

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    The new pricing and offerings has lead me to recommend them over Linode now.
     
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    FYI, only DO optimized droplets would be better somewhat, the normal droplets are still sporting slower cpus than Linode's.

    Also DO snapshot backups and VPS node migrations are much slower than Linode and DO backup frequency is less frequent than Linode's daily backups if those 2 factors matter. So if you need to restore backups/snapshots or more from one datacenter to another or between VPS host nodes for your droplet, it will be much slower with DigitalOcean than Linode !

     
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    Storage is to low for optimized. The difference in performance between Linode and DO isn't enough to warrant not going to DO for the extra storage space imo.
     
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    Yeah depends on what you value storage space then DO. Though with larger storage space means even slower backup/restore/snapshots !
     
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    I only have one client that pays for backups from VPS and they are on Linode. Every other client takes advantage of my AWS S3 backup.

    Most of the people that contact me are looking for value over performance and I usually can not only give them the value but kill their current server performance by simply moving them away from CPanel.
     
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    Yeah it depends on what the client values - most though underestimate the value of backup and restoration speed. It's only when sh!t hits the fan and they need to recover or restore their site(s) and/or entire server from backup do they usually regret the slower speeds.

    I usually have 3 tiers of backups, web host ones i.e. snapshots, local backups and AWS S3 remote backups. Linode snapshot/backup/migration is fastest you can literally move 40GB of data in 2-5 minutes usually. So if you had to restore or clone your site to another VPS linode you can usually do it all in less than 10-15 minutes and have everything back online easily.

    When I have time will need to revisit Linode vs DigitalOcean vs Vultr vs Upcloud for Centmin Mod benchmarks :)
     
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