DigitalOcean + CloudFlare
If you’re using DigitalOcean which I very much recommend if you want a cheap and reliable VPS provider. You should also start using CloudFlare for DNS. Cloudflare DNS is free with tons of customizations, they recently added “Universal SSL” which give you a free SSL certificates for your domains/subdomains.
Anyway I use DigitalOcean quite extensively and constantly add/remove Droplets when trying out new things. The only issue is that I want to be able to find them quickly after they’re created so I wrote a tiny tool called droptoflare, it uses the API’s of these services and make sure all Droplets are created and updated as A records in Cloudflare.
``` $ gem install droptoflare
$ droptoflare Found 2 Droplets checking IP’s against 3 CF records Updating test.jhaals.se from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 Updated 1 record(s)
$ droptoflare Found 2 Droplets checking IP’s against 3 CF records Updated 0 record(s) ```