back to article With nearly 1m users on its books, DigitalOcean touts load balancers

DigitalOcean on Tuesday plans to begin offering load balancers to help its customers distribute online traffic across their infrastructure, at a cost of $20 per month. Load balancers ensure that DigitalOcean servers can handle surges of online traffic and represent an essential safety mechanism for online businesses. They …

  1. cd

    One thing their customers seem to do is slurp content a lot. Depending on one's view of internet sex and server interaction, I guess that could count as love.

    1. Aitor 1 Silver badge

      Relax

      So some ppl are scraping your websites using virtual machines hosted in Digital Ocean eh? Not relevant to the article.

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    Never heard of them

    But mildly intriguing. Might be worth investigating further.

    1. Ragarath

      Re: Never heard of them

      I use them for some of their guides but not hosting. Some are really good simplified instructions for getting you started with software you may not have used before.

  3. Ragarath

    Confused

    Lightsail, a simplified hosting option for customers seeking virtual private servers, storage, DNS management, and a static IP address.

    Is this not what we called "hosting" before "cloud" was the buzzword? Are we now calling bog standard hosting cloud?

  4. sitta_europea Bronze badge

    DigitalOcean - isn't that the crowd that hosts a C&C server for Shamoon?

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/16/researchers_catch_drivedestroying_domains_for_cyberwar_shamoon_malware/

  5. Pseudonymous Clown Art

    Been using DO for ages

    Love em.

    I moved from AWS because of the batshit crazy billing reports. Theres no bollocks at Digital Ocean. Just servers.

    The dash is excellent, the servers are nippy and the prices are fair.

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