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  1. Allow DNS records to be reordered

    Currently the DNS editor doesn't provide any means of reordering the records. There was a feature request to sort the records by name instead of creation date but it was declined. It would be great if records could be reordered for organizational purposes. As it stands now, I have to read through the long list until I find the record I wish to edit.

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      gathering feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Build an Image for CRUX

      As discussed via Support:

      I know you guys don't support the creation of "Custom Images" (except via Snapshots).

      I also notice that you package and support several popular LInux distributions already.

      There is one however that I wouldn't mind seeing built and supported which is very similar to Arch Linux (but source based and a lot more simpler).

      CRUX -- http://crux.nu/

      The latest 3.0 ISO can be found here: http://crux.nu/Main/Download#Mirrors

      I (and others in the CRUX Community) would really greatly
      appreciate it if your engineers could made this available for us!

      if you do decide to accept this, it should…

      6 votes
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      • Glued DNS with droplet

        This is a matter of great concern, especially with those providing web hosting.

        We need to write hundreds if not thousands of lines of code so that a DNS entry gets incorporated with a droplet when it is created through and API. Because we have to wait for the droplet to get created and then implement the DNS ASAP since we can't keep our customers waiting.

        There should be an option during API generated droplet creation requests so that we can set a DNS entry which will get created automatically on droplet creation.

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        • Database Managed Services like AWS RDS

          Some of startup company that had limited developer should able to focus on their product features and development as Database is a very important role. A good system admin should monitor their database, master in major DB available. But instead hiring system admin during this time, its more better to use DO professional to have a good managed database the same like AWS offer in their RDS. This prevent any failure in database.

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          • Please introduce a payment method for Indian customers.

            I have created Digital Ocean account but can't start the droplet until and unless I made a payment. I have also got 10$ credit in my account.

            The problem is paypal doesn't accept Indian debit cards. I still can't believe that I can't send a small amount of money across borders in this age.

            Please do something in this regards. I have applied for credit card( and I hope Indian credit card work with Digital Ocean. ) but I will have to wait another month for it to arrive at my doorstep. I really can't wait to use Digital Ocean.

            117 votes
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              gathering feedback  ·  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ask for password before issuing a destroy or rebuild

              When destroy a droplet, system should ask to enter password to confirm before delete it for more safety. Since this is the most important decision.

              361 votes
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                33 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We have been slowly rolling this out to users and tweaking it along the way. We will continue to increase the number of users this is deployed to over the coming weeks and I will keep this thread updated as to when it will launch to everyone.

              • Ability to Copy & Paste on the VNC console

                Being able to copy directly to the console instead of having to type in the commands.

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                • Clone droplet

                  It is interesting for having a production instance and a testing instance.
                  If you could clone the production instance, you can make upgrades in the cloned instance.

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                  • Untangle droplet

                    Untangle is a simple, easy to deploy, easy to use solution for people looking to get a little more that just OpenVPN.
                    Having this able to deploy would be so very sweet!

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                    • Support provisioning docker containers

                      Would be great to be able to launch docker containers rather than virtual servers. Provisioning would be very fast allowing almost real time auto scaling

                      34 votes
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                        gathering feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement watchdog on kernel panic

                        Sometimes droplet fails with kernel panic.
                        If that happen, server will be offline forever, unless owner reboot it via control panel.

                        I think you should implement watchdog. Its a basic feature. You cant provide quality of service without simple monitoring.

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                        • Edit SOA by API !

                          Sometimes I have to edit SOA record by API. Some domain zone need modify SOA record for domain registration. For example - *.net.ua (www.net.ua). I need modify SOA for new domain like that:

                          rogy-ta-kopyta.net.ua. IN SOA ns.primary.kiev.ua. rogy.ukr.net. 2009070205 14400 3600 604800 86400

                          This rule here: http://www.net.ua/index.php/uk/howtomenu

                          10 votes
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                          • Currency options

                            I think it'd be great if I could view droplet prices, credit, cost and PayPal options in my primary currency. Maybe have a few major currencies at least, USD, GBP, EUR etc.

                            PayPal converts costs on checkout when adding credit etc. but for billing purposes this would be much appreciated.

                            49 votes
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                            • Improve new VPS availability planning per location

                              It is very frustrating to plan an systems architecture only to have a size of VPS or a whole location become unavailable for new droplet creation. Especially when there is little or no notice of this happening. Some options:
                              - Keep sufficient "slack" capacity at each location
                              - Specify some locations as more elastic (than others)
                              - Give some advance notice, at least a week or two, if a location is running out of VPS availability

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                              • Create a kernel upgrade notification

                                I like to be security-conscious and keep all my servers as fresh as possible regarding security upgrades.

                                I assume DO periodically upgrades the default kernels used for droplets.

                                So please,

                                1) Unless you're already doing this, always load the newest stable kernel when a droplet is rebooted
                                2) Make it possible to opt-in to regular notifications whenever one of the default kernels that a user has droplets running on receives a security upgrade

                                Then I can reboot my droplets whenever a security upgrade is available.

                                15 votes
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                                • ready to use high performance application droplets or puppet, chief, bitnami support.

                                  Would be nice to see ready to use specialized droplets. For example High performance lemp, lamp stack or variety. Restful service applications and many others.

                                  8 votes
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                                    • automatically show longer droplet names in 'droplets' overview

                                      I use droplet names that follow a root naming structure, that allow my droplets to indicate use.

                                      The current display limit is 22 characters.

                                      I would propose you extend this column to allow more characters to be viewed. There is currently a large amount of white space between the "Name" and "IP Address" column.

                                      Thanks

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                                      • Referral Progress Bar

                                        I would love it if we could see how close we are to getting credited for a referral with possibly a progress bar with the progress on how close the user is to 100% per referral.

                                        149 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!

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                                            359 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Awesome news, we’ve hired our first two engineers from Australia, one is our new Senior Network Engineer and another is a Software engineer.

                                            After we launched Singapore we spent two months analyzing the usage and also looking into how the new region improved latency for customers around that geography.

                                            Since then we’ve been looking at the next geographies to open and Australia definitely came up on that list. Given that the logistics there, at least initially, seem to be less complicated than other regions we are beginning to investigate Australia as a new region for DigitalOcean.

                                            This process usually takes a couple of months as we review datacenter location choices, internet connectivity providers, and the pricing that these vendors will provide so that we can ensure we can still operate out of this new region with the same price point that we have across the cloud today.

                                            We’ll have more…

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