Today I created a VPS on DigitalOcean that uses the one click elixir setup. It turns out that:
- it still runs Elixir 1.1
- It uses a version of Postgres(9.3) that cannot work with Ecto, as it misses the ‘array’ and ‘jsonb’ column types (they are introduced in 9.4)
- It uses an outdated version of Node that does not work well with Phoenix/Brunch.
So, in the end, it wasn’t very one-click at all, and I ended up re-installing all of the dependencies manually anyway.
What are your experiences with using DigitalOcean for Elixir?