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  1. Allow Custom Images

    Allow users to upload ISO's of Linux installations they would like to use. For instance, I was hoping to install Slackware 14; if users could upload their own ISOs you wouldn't have to keep adding distros as they wanted them.

    6,522 votes
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      461 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      HI everyone,
      I’m a Product Manager at DigitalOcean and I’m happy to say that we’ve started working on the ability to upload custom images and ISOs. When we are closer to a launch date, I’ll be sure to update the thread.
      Thanks,
      Keith

    • Download snapshot and/or backup

      It would be great if we could download a snapshot. I would use snapshot to replicate development environment on my local computer, I believe many others will do the same.

      Thanks

      6,064 votes
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      • I know they cost a fortune, but I would love an Australian server!

        Because most of the traffic going to my server would be Australia I would love it if you added one, I wouldn't mind paying extra for it either!

        5,629 votes
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          under review  ·  395 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Brazilian DataCenter

          What is the possibility of creating data centers in Brazil or in Latin America? The latency is high here!

          But would also like to congratulate you for the quality and support!

          4,791 votes
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            gathering feedback  ·  458 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 4,675 votes
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              gathering feedback  ·  458 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bitcoin Payment Method

              Bitcoin is a Peer to Peer digital currency with worldwide implications. Its value is changing rapidly just like oil did during its early days of adoption.

              That aside, it is a new technology and is beginning to be widely used. One of the largest internet company's in China started accepting them, WordPress accepts them and many more are starting to accept them every day.

              I don't want to see Digital Ocean lose out on this technology.

              I suggest you take a good hard look in the adoption of this new payment system.

              3,910 votes
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              • Reserve IP Addresses / Make sure we can keep an IP if we recreate a droplet.

                When destroying a droplet there's a 99% chance that you will get your IP back. If someone creates a droplet while destroying/creating a new one and steals your IP, it's a pain, even if the chances are <1%.

                This 1% is too much for some. An IP is an important number, your server might not be able to send emails if the last IP's user was sending spam through it.

                Software licenses are also tied to IP sometimes.

                When I want to rebuild a server (or resize: disk size) I want to make sure that I get my IP back.

                3,507 votes
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                  gathering feedback  ·  64 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Russia data center

                  Well be very nice to have russia data-center.

                  3,017 votes
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                  • More IPv4 addresses

                    More than one ip for a VM would be great. A small subnet maybe ..

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                    • Add an image with a free Control Panel - VestaCP

                      VestaCP - light and powerfull control panel for Debian/CentOS/Ubuntu with extremely simple and clear interface

                      site - http://vestacp.com

                      Features: Web Server / DNS server / Database Server / Mail Server
                      FTP Server / Nginx out of the box / SSL certificates & SNI / Wildcard support / Configuration Templates / DKIM support / Fast Backups / Easy update manager / System Monitoring / AntiSpam / Antivirus
                      WHMCS billing support / Simple and Clean GUI / Powerful CLI & API
                      Secure Platform / GPL v3 License / Autoupdates

                      1,739 votes
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                        135 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Keep Arch Linux on DigitalOcean

                        Hi all,

                        I really love Arch Linux so much, but DO is trying to move that out. I hope that you guys can try to vote for the fantastic distro to keep it on DO.

                        The following is the letter that I just wrote to the support ticket.
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                        I'm very surprised about the maintainability of Arch Linux. Personally, I'm a heavy user of Arch, I do love the distro. Arch Linux is a contemporary minimalist Linux distribution. It provides a very clean, lightweight distribution of the Linux operating system.

                        While I was trying to launch another Arch server on…

                        1,714 votes
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                          81 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Traffic Stats

                          When we have now a traffic limit and must pay for over traffic we really need traffic stats so we can see what we have to pay when traffic is empty and pay traffic begin ;)

                          1,625 votes
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                            96 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We would like to make clear that we won’t charge anyone for bandwidth billing until we have a way to provide information about usage, as Moisey pointed out in the past. We are working to provide this information, we will keep you posted.

                          • Add DNSSEC support to the DNS manager

                            This would mean that you would allow us to upload our DNSSEC keys in the manager, so that your name servers can sign their responses, and prove authenticity of their responses.

                            1,503 votes
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                            • Create a mobile optimized control panel or iPhone/Android app

                              One thing i love about Linode and Rackspace is that i can always quickly check my server stats from my mobile phone. I would love to have an app that shows me (in descending order of importance):

                              * List of Droplets with all meta info (name, image, size, IP address, Running or not ...)
                              * Buttons for:
                              * Reboot
                              * Resize
                              * Snapshot
                              * Backup
                              * Create from scratch/ from image
                              * Bandwidth usage for the current month
                              * Charges for current month / account balance
                              * Digital Ocean stats (is everything in the network ok?)

                              1,462 votes
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                              • Deploy to physically separated hardware

                                If you have MySQL with master-slave setup and both are on the same physical host, you're totally screwed when there is a hardware failure - both master and slave are dead and there's no point in even doing replication.

                                Or, if you have 2 Rails application servers and they are on the same host, it's an SPOF.

                                In other words, whenever you have multiple droplets in a project, you need to confirm if any combination of droplets are on the same host or not.

                                Right now, we have to write a support ticket to confirm if those droplets aren't on…

                                1,349 votes
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                                  40 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  gathering feedback  ·  Anonymous responded

                                  Hey everyone,

                                  You can now see which, if any, of your droplets are running on the same hardware by hitting the API. The endpoints are:

                                  /v2/droplets/:id/neighbors
                                  /v2/reports/droplet_neighbors

                                  You can read more about how to leverage this new feature in the API changelog: https://developers.digitalocean.com/changelog/

                                  Thanks again for helping us make DO better!

                                  Sam Gimbel
                                  Product Manager

                                • Use VLANs for private networking between droplets

                                  Would be nice to have VLANs between instances

                                  1,319 votes
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                                    gathering feedback  ·  65 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 1,311 votes
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                                    • Datacenter in Japan.

                                      Singapore location is great and works well. But for HA applications it would be nice to have another Asia datacenter...

                                      1,273 votes
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                                      • Include openSUSE as a droplet image option

                                        This is one of the most traditional Linux distributions out there, used and loved by many Linux aficionados. SUSE, it's biggest sister, is used in countless data-centers around the world, even super computers! SUSE/openSUSE have an awesome documentation, and are one of few Linux distros covered in the system administrator bible: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook.

                                        1,212 votes
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                                        • Make Kali Linux an available distro.

                                          Make Kali Linux an available distro. I depend on you guys for all my linux needs and I'd like to have a pentest machine hosted by you.

                                          Penetration Testing\Hacking (White Hat) vm

                                          1,122 votes
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