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DigitalOcean - Growth
Cloud hosting startup DigitalOcean has grown extraordinarily over the past years. In December 2012, DigitalOcean had just over 100 web-facing computers; in February 2016, Netcraft found more than 225,000. DigitalOcean provides SSD-backed virtual computers which are available by the hour. The cheapest droplet, as it refers to virtual computers, costs less than a cent per hour, about a third of the price of Amazon's cheapest option. DigitalOcean claims to be able to provision a new droplet within 55 seconds in one of seven locations: New York, Amsterdam (available since January 2012), San Francisco (April 2013), Singapore (February 2014), London (July 2014), Frankfurt (April 2015) and Toronto (September 2015).
Netcraft produces a dataset which provides a worldwide analysis of hosting companies. Each of the sites found in our monthly Web Server Survey is attributed to a hosting location using reverse DNS and IP address delegation information. Data for these networks is aggregated into parent companies so that a league table of companies controlling the largest number of web sites is produced. Find out more.
DigitalOcean's SSL certificate count represents the number of SSL certificates found in the Netcraft SSL survey that were running on DigitalOcean's infastructure.
Sites moving to DigitalOcean
|Previous Hosting Provider||Net movement to DigitalOcean|
|Host Europe Group||+3,701|
Sites (hostnames) switching to DigitalOcean from notable providers
March 2016 to April 2016
DigitalOcean's Data Centre Locations
Monthly Web Server Survey
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