Digital Ocean Referrals

I use a VPS on Digital Ocean to host this and other sites. I’ve been quite happy with the price and performance, so I thought I’d put up a referral link to see if I could cover a few costs.

When you sign up using my referral link, I receive a commission. There’s no cost to you.

Here’s the details:


  • Link added in an article: November 2013.
  • Sidebar link added: August 2014.

Performance to date

  • Clicks: 202
  • Referrals: 20
  • Credits Pending: $310
  • Credits Received: $175

tl;dr - Lots of people clicking, but not many buying.

About the commissions

  • You don’t pay any extra.
  • I only receive the pending credits if you spend $25
  • $25 is 5 months for the smallest server ($5/mo), although I recommend the $10 server as a minimum.
  • As far as I can tell, the credits can only be applied to hosting. I don’t see a way to get cash.
  • The pending credits have been piling up, but I haven’t actually received much of that.


To date (February 2021), I have made $175 that was applied directly to hosting. I’m currently on the $10/month VPS. Not exactly covering costs, but I’m happy with the result so far.