The core feature of the ‘WP Cloud Server’ plugin is it’s ability to create DigitalOcean Servers (known as Droplets). If you are looking to create a Hosting Plan that you can sell to customers and clients, then sometimes you will want to create a dedicated Cloud Server that is only created at the time of ordering!

This avoids the need for you to have pre-built servers sitting around ‘waiting’ for a client and therefore costing you money!

The problem with this ‘on-the-fly’ type of server creation is that you need to specify a server specification before hand. This is where the power of templates comes into it’s own.

If you look at the DigitalOcean Modules ‘Add Server’ option you will see that the ‘Server Image’ dropdown includes an option called ‘DigitalOcean VPS Template’.

This allows you to save a named template with the server specification that you want. It will then show up in the ‘Server’ option when creating the Easy Digital Downloads Hosting Plan.

When a new customer or client selects that Hosting Plan for purchase a new DigitalOcean Droplet will be built matching the template. You only buy for servers as you need them!