Avoid Duplicate SSH Host Keys

The ssh daemon uses host keys to uniquely identify itself to connecting clients. ┬áThe host keys are typically stored in /etc/ssh. Security best practices dictate that these host keys be unique for each operating system instance. ┬áDigitalOcean typically removes host keys when creating a new Droplet from a snapshot…

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DigitalOcean Releases New Customer Referral Program

[Editor's note: This post does not reflect the current state of our referal program. Check out all the details in this more recent post.] We are excited to announce our customer referral program! Our referral program rewards customers that suggest DigitalOcean to their friends and colleagues. We will issue $10…

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Transfer your Images Globally to All Regions

When we launched in early 2012, we started with two datacenter regions: NY and Amsterdam. Later, when we released a datacenter in San Francisco, we realized that we were going to run into issues with customers spinning up droplets in different regions from snapshots that were originally taken in a…

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