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DigitalOcean Cloud VPS

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by DRE, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    How many of you use DigitalOcean and if so, what server stack did you use for your Xenforo installation? I need more RAM so I'm moving from shared hosting to a VPS. After asking around and googling reviews I've decided to get the $20 a month package from digitalocean. The $20 a month package has 2GB Memory, 2 Cores, 40GB SSD Disk and 3TB Transfer. All plans come with SSD Drives, a control panel, automated backups, US or Europe locations, 99.99% Uptime and Tier-1 bandwidth.

    Forbes Interview: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danreic...al-ocean-raising-money-and-joining-techstars/
    Growth Overview: http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/06/13/the-meteoric-rise-of-digitalocean.html
    From Techcrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/27/di...ter-prices-marketing-and-focus-on-simplicity/

    From their site:

    Why DigitalOcean?
    We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel. You'll be amazed at how fast and easy it is to create a cloud server. Setup is super quick and painless.

    What is Cloud Hosting? https://www.digitalocean.com/what-is-cloud-hosting

    Community: https://www.digitalocean.com/community

    Their Control Panel: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/the-digitalocean-control-panel

    How To Create Your First Server: https://www.digitalocean.com/commun...our-first-digitalocean-droplet-virtual-server

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    How To Setup A Host Name: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean
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    Do any of you use digital ocean? I did a quick search on here and see that the following members have used DigitalOcean:

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
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  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  3. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
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  4. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Before installing XenForo, you need to set the default storage engine to InnoDB:
    • default-storage-engine=InnoDB
    The only problem I encounter when using centminmod is email :)
  5. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    actually proper way is to edit /etc/my.cnf


    default-storage-engine = MyISAM


    default-storage-engine = InnoDB

    and comment out skip-innodb line

    then restart mysql server

    Centmin Mod command shortcut to /etc/my.cnf, you type mycnf
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  6. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    no problems with emails either but i am using google app for my email.. just make sure dns (A record for ipv4 and AAAA records for ipv6) and spf records (for ipv4 and if ipv6 if you have server announcing them) are properly configured and xenforo -f email option are enabled http://xenforo.com/community/resources/dealing-with-spam-filters.366/

    or instead of Google App domains, use MS Live Domains for email - same as Google Apps http://centminmod.com/outlook_live_domains.html - minus IMAP support though
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  8. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    where you read that ? i dont use live domains myself so not familiar with it
  9. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I have tried it.
  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    mail.live.com require you to login everyday or else they will treat your account as spammer and stop sending out mails.
  11. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    i see.. i dont use live domains myself so not familiar with it.

    did you try using smtp setup in xenforo or default server mail ?

    Google Apps FTW
  12. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Yes, $5 USD per month is enough.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
  13. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    yeah let someone else deal with spam i.e. Google or MS :)

    maybe with outlook domains can try browser extension to automatically check email ?
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  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Haven't tried something like that.
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    @Tracy Perry suggested that I use Google Apps Business for email so I probably will.
    It says $50 a year. Where are you getting the $5 a year quote from? http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html
  16. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    Yeah $50/yr or $5/mo - small price to pay for high uptime and relatively spam free email.
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  17. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Per month I mean :)
  18. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    yeah now you have me thinking..

    did you setup your email client to check email from the live domain as well on regular basis ?
  19. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    No, I didn't setup any email client.
    I just signup and create an email account.
  20. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    wonder if this is the problem http://mail.live.com/mail/troubleshooting.aspx ?

    sounds like Sender ID uses your domain's SPF txt records


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