Think of Digital Ocean as a giant warehouse of personal computers. You can rent one of the computers for about $20 a month, and put software on the computer, even stuff that I write myself. This is a big deal because the ability to run software “in the cloud” used to be something only employees of big companies could do. Now anyone can. #
Unlike my house in the woods their computers are less likely to lose power or their net connection. Also their warehouse is in a place where your computers, and your phone, can access it. I don’t want thousands of people connecting to the computers in my house. It’s a security thing.