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  1. Resizing finished notification

    When resizing finishes, no clear notification is given to the user. I couldn't understand if the process is going on or finished.

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    • Create and Offer Anonymous Name Servers

      Often when someone acts as a reseller does not want (matter of reputation or security) to know (or be able) their client to trace the provider from whom we resells.

      For my situation, anonymous name servers (same functionality as ns1/ns2/ns3.digitalocean.com) but without the domain/ip trace back to digitalocean can offer the possibility to install and configure a bind server on my droplet and allow zone transfers from that to the anonymous name servers of yours.

      By this way, the droplet owners will have "hidden primary name servers", untraceable provider and an increased level of security.

      7 votes
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      • Allow downloading of DNS zonefiles

        The DNS management feature is coming along great! You guys are doing an awesome job with it! It would be nice though if we had the ability to download the raw copies of our zonefiles for each domain for backup purposes, transfer purposes, or what have you. I noticed the raw output is already shown for each zone, but a simple export/download feature would add a nice touch (copy/pasting is kind of ghetto :p)

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        • Document new droplet initial configuration process

          It would be useful to know exactly which files are rewritten during this process so that it is possible to convert those files to a new format when needed (eg. after upgrading the distribution or installing a distribution not available by default, ..)

          For a Fedora 17-based image, it seems to rewrite :
          /etc/passwd (whether or not a SSH key has been specified - which is a bit annoying as there's then no way to know the root password when a key has been specified)
          /etc/sysconfig/network
          /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

          Any other?
          Is the distribution auto-detected by the configuration-rewriting script (so that it…

          5 votes
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          • Implement auto-scaling of resources

            Use case:

            I have a $10/month VPS and one of my blog posts gets posted to Hacker News and Slashdot. My server sees a huge spike in traffic. This is okay because Digital Ocean has automatic resource scaling and they will bump me to a higher plan (with more ram, cpu, etc) for as long as my server needs the extra resources to handle the requests. When my blog post dies down, I return to my $10/month plan and I get charged based on the amount of hours I needed to use the larger plan.

            30 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We are gathering information about autoscaling needs, especially given the introduction of our Load Balancer product. Your feedback is welcome, especially if you can describe your use case and tools you are using to automate workload deployments.

            • When user is logged in replace 'Free Sign Up' and 'Login' links with 'Dashboard' and 'Logout'

              I'm talking about main website https://www.digitalocean.com/

              It shows links to signup and login even if you already are logged in.

              Replace this links with "Dashboard" and "Log out".

              3 votes
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              • Show resize options before shutdown

                I'm not sure how it works but recently I shutdown the server to find there were no resize options available to me. It would be good to know if there are any available before a shutdown.

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                • SMS notifications for control panel actions / events

                  Security and being up-to-date are extremely important for IT infrastructure. Notifications via SMS for Control panel login would improve security much. Optional 2-step authentication with confirmation via SMS would do even better. SMS notifications about balance close to zero are good idea I think. And so on.

                  I believe this is a must-have feature for any paranoid admin like me :)

                  5 votes
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                  • 12 votes
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                    • Auto-Failover

                      Auto-failover to another node when the physical node is down. This is an additional layer of redundancy.

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                      • debian minimal and having "Minimal" or "Min" in name

                        Hi.

                        Is it possible to have Debian Minimal. A really minimal image. Maybe with only SSH installed.

                        And to have the "Minimal" or "Min" word in the name to avoid confusion with normal images.

                        Thanks.

                        25 votes
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                        • Provide additional audit records on the server page

                          The server page shows some auditing records relating to the powering on/off of servers, creation of snapshots and backups. However on the completion of a snapshot no audit record is spawned to show the server started back up at that time, from an auditing standpoint this is a gap and it should be added.

                          4 votes
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                          • create default domainnames, like droplet_id.droplets.digitalocean.com

                            For convenience, it would be great to have some kind of domainname available for a droplet, to allow easy testing of subdomains and such, and also prepare for migrations.

                            14 votes
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                              • Give users the necessary information to avoid underprovisioning

                                Context: http://www.xaprb.com/blog/2010/06/01/under-provisioning-the-curse-of-the-cloud/

                                If given the specs of the host machine (number of cores, whether those cores have hyperthreading, amount of RAM, number and size of SSDs), an intelligent user can determine how big a share of that machine she is getting. Some indication of current CPU and I/O load for the machine hosting a given droplet may also be helpful.

                                10 votes
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                                • CDN

                                  Any plans to offer CDN to your customers?

                                  147 votes
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                                  • Have a default Linux image for an account. I use Ubuntu 12.04 server. This Linux distro/ver should be the default for creating my droplets

                                    Have a default Linux image for an account. I use Ubuntu 12.04 server. This Linux distro/ver should be the default for creating my droplets.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Add Miami Data Center

                                      I'm in Brazil and we usually host outside here, as it's cheaper and usually better. Having a Miami Data Center can improve latency in many crucial milliseconds, that would make digital ocean the most competitive company here. I also know that some other south american countries have better connectivity with Miami than any other US location, so it is a win-win for everybody

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Sign email with GPG

                                        Reduces the possibility of somebody phishing DO accounts or spoofing email. Especially important if the emails ever contain anything more specific than "Ticket has been updated".

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                                        • Option to automatically add IPs to DNS

                                          When I create new Droplets I would like the IP of the droplet to be added to a DNS record of my choice, maybe be able to set it based on Image, including sub-domans.

                                          Also, if this is enabled the Droplets that were auto-assigned to a DNS would be removed when deleted.

                                          57 votes
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