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We're DigitalOcean and we're excited to be here with you!

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Hey everyone! We're so excited to be here at CodeLand:Distributed.

DigitalOcean offers the most easy-to-use and developer-friendly cloud platform. We help you manage and scale apps with an intuitive API, multiple storage options, integrated firewalls load balancers, and more. We're on a mission to simplify cloud computing so developers and businesses can spend more time creating software that changes the world!

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  • Our community is bigger than just us
  • Simplicity in all we DO
  • We speak up when we have something to say and listen when others DO
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  • Love is at our core

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I have been hosing my personal email server on a droplet since 2015. DigitalOcean has been one of the most stable and responsive IaaS providers I have used. I love their service and I am so happy they are sponsoring Codeland!

My DO Account

 

Thank you for being with us for such a long time, Joe! Please send me an email so I make sure you have some DO swag for being such a loyal customer (daniel at digitalocean dot com). We wouldnt be here without you! 💙

 

What's the monthly rate on running a private email server? Would love to see an article about running a private server.

 

Total per month right now is $38 USD.

I spend $15/mo for a 2 GB / 2 CPUs with 60 GB of SSD disk space and 3 TB transfer at Digital Ocean. I also enable backups on this VM which is $3 extra a month. I then use cPanel to manage the server and that license is $20 a month for five cPanel accounts. You can just pay $15/mo for cPanel if you just need one account. One cPanel account can host unlimited domains, email accounts and forwarders. This lets me keep my personal email accounts separated from my FOSS email accounts. I have given email accounts to friends and family, for free, off of one of my domains, so I have the more expensive license.

That being said, you could setup everything you need: MTA, DNS, Antivirus, DKIM, SPF and Anti-spam yourself on a Linux server and you would just have the costs of the VM. I just pay for a cPanel license to handle that for me. I used to work in commodity web hosting back in the day so installing and managing my email with cPanel is kind of a no brainer to save time. I keep saying I am going to build and automate my own mail server stack... too many sideprojects... not enough time.

There are FOSS mail server projects out there like github.com/tomav/docker-mailserver and mailu.io/1.7/ which both seem pretty promising.

If you are interested in running your own mail server, it is totally do able. I have since 2002 :)

 

Hey Daniel 👋👋

Glad to see DO here at CodeLand

 

Hey Yashraj! It's so great to be here with you! 💙 Let's have a great CodeLand

 
 

Hey Digital Ocean,
Great to see you here!
I've been using Digital Ocean for about a year and I must say that you have one of the best tutorials I've seen on the internet.

Are there any openings for writers or engineers? It would be exciting to join you.

Thanks for sponsoring Codeland.

 

Hello Ileriayo! Thank you for the support and interest - we're really glad to hear that.

At this time we don't have full time roles open for those teams but you can always keep an eye on open postings here: do.co/careers.

If you're interested in writing and contributing to our knowledgebase you can do that starting today by applying for the Write for Donations program here: do.co/w4do

 
 

I've heard DigitalOcean mentioned many times on the base.cs podcast. I think I'll actually read up and look into what you guys are all about! Cute wallpapers, btw!

 

I've been using DigitalOcean for years. It's clearly the most thought out and professional of all the cloud services I've ever used. I recently sent this message to a friend who was asking for advice on which cloud service to use:

DigitalOcean >>>>> (Competitor service #1) > (Competitor service #2)

 

Thank you! And we appreciate your support too 💙

 

I have been using DO on and off since 2015 but really got down to learning about it this year with Docker and Github actions. DO is super powerful and inexpensive

 

Thanks for your years of usage! Keep us posted on what else we can do to make it a better experience for your needs ideas.digitalocean.com/

 

Just posting here to thank you for your OAuth tutorial, it helped me a ton last month <3

bye!

 

Hey DO! Great to see you here, and thanks for sponsoring the conference. ❤️ Love the platform, even more so after I started automating my setup with Terraform.

 

Thats awesome, Jan! We're big fans of Terraform and if there are any specific ways we can make using it with DO better, please let us know! ideas.digitalocean.com/

 

Thank you for supporting CodeLand.

I'm a tech writer and I'd like to write on DigitalOcean. Any suggestion?

 

digitalocean.com/community/pages/w... , I've been thinking about it for a while now but I haven't gotten around to it

 

A great place to start would be here -> do.co/w4do

 

Thanks for the digital swag. I've been planning out a VPS, as well as looking to move my small business over from my current host to you guys for a little while now.

 

Thanks, Chris! Let us know if there is any way we can support. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for in our product documentation: digitalocean.com/docs/

 

I'm just beginning my coding journey so this is my first conference and first introduction to this but I just wanted to say that I love the wallpapers! :)