DigitalOcean gives you more RAM and storage for the same price

Cloud hosting company DigitalOcean is launching some new cost offerings today. In particular, the company is also upgrading its basic$ 5 droplet instances with better specs for the first time in years.

Five years ago, DigitalOcean offered something quite revolutionary. Before today, you could pay$ 5 per month and get a server with 20 GB of SSD storage, 512 MB of RAM and 1 CPU core. But virtual Linux servers have become a mobbed space with plenty of challengers popping up and adjusting their prices.

On Linode, you can pay$ 5 per month to get 1GB of RAM, 20 GB of SSD storage and 1 CPU core. On Scaleway, you can pay $3.65( EUR2. 99) for 2GB of RAM, 50 GB of SSD storage and 2 CPU cores. You get the idea, DigitalOcean is overhauling its lineup to remain competitive.

For$ 5 per month, you now get 1GB of RAM and 25 GB of SSD storage, while CPU performance remains the same. All standard droplets now get twice as much RAM for the same price and more storage in general. The higher you pay, the more storage you get.

Starting at $40, you get more CPU virtual cores for the same cost except on the $160/ month model. There are two new expensive droplets, including a new top-of-the-line one. For $960 per month, you get 192 GB of RAM, 32 cores and 3840 GB of storage.

Interestingly, there are now more options for $15 per month. You can get 3GB of RAM with 1 core, 2GB of RAM with 2 cores, or 1GB of RAM with 3 cores. Finally, optimized droplets get 33 percentage more RAM and also a storage upgrade. DigitalOcean has a new pricing page with more details.

The company also says that per-second billing is coming soon. Amazon Web Service and Google Compute Engine already offer per-second billing.

As always, you can go to your administration panel on DigitalOcean and switch to another droplet model. That flexible has been a key feature behind DigitalOcean’s success. So if you’re a DigitalOcean customer, it’s is high time to take advantage of those pricing changes.

Standard and flexible droplets

Optimized droplets

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