Digital Ocean is one of the most popular Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) Provider out there.
Yes Amazon Web Services is still bigger but Digital Ocean’s beauty is in its simplicity.
For someone who is just starting on hosting web servers on the cloud, Digital Ocean’s Intuitive Dashboard makes it easy to discover the tools and services you didn’t think you need.
I myself started dabbling with cloud webservers using Digital Ocean so I really recommend it!
What can $100 get you at digital ocean?
the cheapest server available at $5/month has the ff: specifications
- 1 CPU
- 1 GB RAM
- 25 GB SSD
this is more than enough to host a simple web application!
and with $100? you can host that server for free for 20months!
DigitalOcean also provides very good tutorials for common services you might need to setup/install.
Whenever I need a guide for ubuntu or something, this is still my go-to place to look for easy to follow tutorials.
single click buttons to deploy a server with preinstalled software!
I hope this post has show how easy it can be to start your Server Administration Career with Digital Ocean.
Register your account now and start playing with it today and good luck!