I was using DigitalOcean for more than a year and I was pretty happy with it. And the performance déjà vu hit me again:
- Server got slower and slower, eventually forced me to increase the specs.
- Since I was paying more, I wanted to test other providers.
- Instantly I realized grass is greener on the other side.
- I switched to Vultr...
If you're doing the same performance hungry stuff, you can feel the change very easily. For me it was the ffmpeg's encoding and Hugo's page rendering process for my (fairly big) video blog.
The only problem with Vultr is currently they don't allow sending e-mails because I am a new user. I can't blame them, since it's very hard work to keep your IP range spamlist-safe. Let's see how long this will last.