DO Ideas 2

Custom Droplet Resources

An option for a customized droplet. Your pre-definded droplets are fantastic (we can spin them up instantly, on the same hand you can scale efficiently)


The ability to define custom resources for a droplet would be fantastic...if the price has to be higher that is fine.

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  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Khalid Nihaya commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    I';; second that idea, I have array of customers that will send us system specifications for their projects & we have to plan out a machine that is scaleable yet cost-effective, so allowing us this luxury to custom build a droplet by selecting {Processor, CUP_cores, RAM, DISK, and BANDWIDTH} would greatly enable us to offer as flexible solutions as possible, to our clienteles.

    Please that's already a much awaited feature, besides I have a large number of customers, that I'd be happy to transfer on DIGITAL OCEAN.

  • Brent commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    Would love to see this. I've been using DigitalOcean for over two years now, but would really appreciate if resources could be more flexible instead of having to use presets. For example, I tend to use far more memory and disk space than CPU, and it doesn't quite make sense for me to scale up the entire Droplet unnecessarily.

  • Dylan Hunt commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    I don't need cpu but I do need memory. Dumb I need to double my prices for an extra 2gb of ram.

  • Alex Levit commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    I need to measure performance for specific application and in need to try on different CPUs/RAM configurations.

  • Raymond Chastain commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    I have a budget and a service limited by RAM.

    I am forced (BEGRUDGINGLY SO) to run that service on Linode, Linode simply has better RAM/$ ratios.

    On the $5 droplet it cannot even start, $10 it starts but you must end it to do anything else (i.e. Update to the Graph Beta). I need a bare minimum of 2GB, but my service isn't CPU intensive and will barely rely on storage. At the same time I certainly don't need 16GB from a High Memory Droplet.

    A nice 4GB setup would be great, but at $40/mo I cannot afford it with my other droplets.

    I can get the RAM I need at Linode for $10-$20 (Half the cost) but the UI makes me want to become an alcoholic.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    Please Launch NEW services for self vps customization Like Custom Ram, Cpu, Hard, Bandwidth totaly self configuration, and with plesk panel or cpanel and server management service. Tour vps is awesome but need these features.

  • Nkansah Rexford commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    What do you guys think of the idea of being able to increase RAM capacity independently from CPU, as it stands now on the resize optipns?

    I am currently in a similar situation where I don't need more storage or CPU rather more RAM.

    This RAM addition could be as little as from maybe 512 MB upwards for perhaps 1$ per month for extra 512 RAM.

    See here for related discussion

  • C commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    Completely agree, I don't need much disk space or indeed RAM, but need more cores

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    Bsdically this would allow users to completely customize a droplet. Users could set the amount of RAM, Drive Space, and CPU they need, and pay for exactly what they need.

  • Eduardo Leoni commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    The competition already has it (UpCloud)

  • Árni Steingrímur Sigurðsson commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    I have 2 sizes that are important to me (that are not represented in the current scheme).

    2 vCPU 16G
    8vCPU 2G

    I also think it would be fair for us to be able to aggregate bandwidth because you only have 1-2 units pumping out bits.

    Diskspace is not strictly important but 20G is a lower-bound for usefulness.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    I think what i want fits here: need to try haddop on digital ocean for 2months

    i need 8GB but with very little data transfer (initial transfers - 2-3 then minimal one user starting and monitoring jobs)

    are there any more flexible plans where we can lowr the data bandwidth, hard drive?
    8GBM RAM
    2 core
    25 gb SSD
    100GB trasfer

    Be good if u put this on your road map, will allow evaluators like me some leeway.

  • Vatsal Parekh commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    would love if you can give facility to decide the resources that we want,
    current predefined packs are fantastic, but customization can help users more with individual needs

  • Piyush Mishra commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39
  • Hugo G. commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    I could then make tutorials for, say, a podcast media server i my blog and redirect viewers to D.O. so they can spin up a droplet with all the setup already done. D.O. wins, I win, my viewers win.

  • Chathuranga Bandara Udagama commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    Yes this is a good idea. My application enough 1.5GB RAM. It's useless go for 2GB.

  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    Love the idea!

    And to take one step further, you could offer contrasting, intermediate "Expanded Storage" plans that would swap the added cores for additional HD space.

  • Chris Demwell commented
    September 11, 2018 17:39

    Thanks! I had already backed that idea. However, it doesn't address the case where I need twice as much RAM per-CPU than currently offered.