DigitalOcean has recently announced new prices for its infrastructure, and Cloudways is pleased to pass on the savings to its customers.
Under the new pricing, Cloudways customers can enjoy more server resources at very competitive prices. The new prices are applicable on all new DigitalOcean servers launched from January 23, 2018 onwards. In order to take advantage of new prices, existing users with existing servers have two possible course of actions - either scale up or clone their servers to new specifications.
Here is the new price breakdown for Cloudways’ managed DigitalOcean servers:
Here are two important use cases that our team has discussed:
I Want to Grow
The new Cloudways DigitalOcean prices are ideal for users who need additional server resources for improved performance of their apps, while keeping the cost as low as possible.
In this case, users should scale up their DigitalOcean servers to get the benefit of increased server specifications (almost double in some instances). In addition, when the users scale up, they do not have to go through the hassles of domain repointing and IP management all over again.
For instance, if you currently have a 2GB DigitalOcean server, you need to know that for new 2GB servers, DigitalOcean has reduced the number of available cores to just one but has increased the disk space by 10GB. We recommend that users with 2GB servers upgrade to 4GB so that they just have to pay an addition of $8 dollars for almost double server resources.
Customers who currently have 4GB DigitalOcean servers should consider upgrading to 8GB servers. By paying an additional $10 dollars, the users could double up the available server resources.
Similarly, customers with 16GB and above servers will have double server resources for the same prices.
Under the new pricing, DigitalOcean has discontinued support for 512MB servers, and we encourage upgrading these servers to 1GB. While users will not be able to launch new 512MB servers, currently operational servers will continue to function at the old price of $7/mo.
I am Happy With my Current Server Size
We understand that some users might not wish to upgrade their servers. If this is the case with you, and you wish to avail the new Cloudways prices for DigitalOcean servers, clone your existing server to same server specifications. For instance, if you have a 2GB server, clone it to a new 2GB server to get the advantage of new prices.
Note that while you will have the benefit of the new prices, you might lose performance because of new DigitalOcean infrastructure specifications with reduced number of vCPUs for some instances. In addition, when you clone the server, you have to go through IP changes and domain mapping actions.
We believe that these new prices will immensely help our customers. At the moment, Cloudways only provides Standard Droplets on the Platform. However, going ahead (and based on customer feedback), we will offer more Droplet options and other infrastructure improvements to the customers.