How to Create Your First DigitalOcean Spaces

DigitalOcean Spaces Knowing about pricing beautifully reliable and straightforward object storage built with a developer in mind with rooms. you can create a space in seconds, name it and tap make adding files and managing your area is just as fast and easy.

And you can manage to migrate and control your data However you want via API, CLI or your favourite S3 compatible tool plus your space is scalable so you always have room to grow whether that’s storing web assets or logs backups or archives for app development data analysis anything whatever.

Your application Spaces provide highly reliable scalable object storage so you can spend more time building better products for your user’s Spaces object storage from DigitalOcean.

DigitalOcean Spaces Pricing

DigitalOcean Spaces Pricing

DigitalOcean Spaces is pretty cheap cost $5 a month for 250 GB Storage and 1 TB Data Transfer. If you exceed the space no problem that’s that has different pricing but yeah that’s what you get out of the box for $5 a month, 250 GB storage per month and not per month but yeah 250 GB of storage overall and 1 TB of free data transfer per month.

Create DigitalOcean Spaces

DigitalOcean Spaces - Create a Space

First Create DigitalOcean Account and then login and click Create a Space Button.

DigitalOcean Spaces: Create a Space - Choose a datacenter

Select a datacenter region in which you want to Create a Space and right now as you can see it’s pretty much limited to just three probably they are running under area but you can go ahead and quit in Singapore, Amsterdam or San Francisco for now it might be different when you see it yourself.

DigitalOcean Spaces - CDN (Content Delivery Network)

Configuring a CDN (Content Delivery Network) right so a CDN what it does is that it allows your users your end-users to fetch the resources faster because they do not have to complete a whole round trip around the planet to reach to your mail server to get that particular content right in this case it would be the datacenter where you’re going to be storing your data.

So, for example if you choose Singapore and someone from let’s say America is trying to access a file store on this space then his connection has to travel all around the world to reach Singapore and then send it back but if you enable CDN there might be a cached object of that thing available in New York right so then they skip that whole traveling thing it saves a bunch of milliseconds but yeah, it’s good.

DigitalOcean Spaces - Allowing file listing

Next thing is Allowing file listing now for the most part what you want is well it’s what not for the most part it depends on case to case you can enable file listing or you can restrict file listing as well.

So, what enable file listing does is that it makes the objects on your space available as a list through a URL right so the digital ocean can give you a space URL and you know you can go ahead and visit that URL and you’ll be able to browse your whole object storage just like you would do with a regular file system just like FTP would work so yeah going to enable it for now.

DigitalOcean Spaces - Finalize and Create - Choose a unique name

Finally, You need to Choose a unique name right so it should be a globally unique name not just under your account.