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
Display SSH fingerprint on web UI for each droplet
Fingerprints of SSH host keys should be displayed in web UI for each droplet.
Adding kernel management to the web user interface
Well , many users needs kernel upgrade .. i think .. I need kernel V3.6 into CentOS 6.3 , but i can not upgrade it because i am works on VPS not a dedicated server I love DO' , which is the best :) so we need more Dev's on it :) Thanks to Etel <3
Add web hooks for monitoring alerts
At the moment, monitoring alerts can only be sent via email or Slack.It 'd be super nice to be able to set up web hooks for alerts. :)
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.
Micro Droplets - Less Disk Space, More RAM - 1GB ram, 5-10gb disk, 1cpu - $2.50 or $5 for 2GB ram would be amazing
Choose your own backup interval
At the moment automatic backups are taken 'every few days' (I can't find how many days exactly, but I know it's way too many). I was having the following idea: Users pay 1$ per month to enable automatic backups Depending on their plan, they have a few slots available (you'll unlock additional slots by upgrading to a better plan) You can choose your own interval (twice a day, once a day, once a week) If you run out of slots, the oldest backup will be destroyed automatically to make space for a new backup This way everyone can choose their own interval but everyone will get and pay the same.
Backups Daily instead of Weekly
Automatic weekly backups seem a bit far between, daily backups would be better. Especially for droplets holding data.
Publish your capacity issues
We were unpleasantly surprised by a capacity issue in Amsterdam yesterday, which is still ongoing. You can't create any new instances in this zone. In our business model, it is essential that we can continue to scale upwards on demand. I belive that's one of the main reasons for anybody to choose a cloud provider over handling your own servers. I contacted support and got the following answer: "Unfortunately we do not currently have an ETA on the additional capacity in Amsterdam. Please check back in a few days." I can live with this right now, because we're still in beta and our users might tolerate an answer like "We do not currently have an ETA on getting our site back online. Please check back in a few days." But if this happens after launch, it will severely hurt our business. To my surprise, this issue is not published anywhere, not on blog.digitalocean.com , not on digitaloceanstatus.com . I asked why, and got the answer "Because it's not a network impacting event. It's a capacity issue and we don't put capacity issues online". I feel that this is a very serious issue, but from the answers I get I get the impression that Digital Ocean does not agree. In that case, we'll forced to find another provider in order not to jeopardize our business. And that would be sad, because we would really prefer to stay with DO, which we've been very satisfied with so far. Would you please publish such issues and let us know what you're doing to fix it and give an ETA?