DigitalOcean is a quick way to deploy a working server stack in the cloud with virtual private servers, dedicated database and storage services, and Kubernetes clusters. You can start with a fresh Linux install, or use DigitalOcean’s 1-click apps to deploy popular open source software in seconds to give you a working development server for testing or live production deployment.
DigitalOcean’s billing is transparent as well, with set prices per droplet size that are calculated per minute of compute time used. That makes it easy to spin up a server for collaboration or testing, destroy it when the project is finished, and only pay for the time the server was running. You can then see the current month’s costs live in the upper right of the control panel anytime.
It’s web hosting designed for the modern development workflow, that gives you the flexibility of the cloud much like AWS while still letting you manage traditional virtual servers.