# Digital Ocean App Platform

Digital Ocean released their new App Platform so I thought I’d test it with this blog’s Hugo build since I’m a big fan of Digital Ocean.

I’ve learned a couple things.

First, any submodules must use the https: protocol. Using git: doesn’t work. This was confirmed by DO support (which was fast, by the way).

My site won’t build because it times out after 20 minutes. In contrast Netlify takes 3 minutes and Render.com takes 8 minutes. Not sure what can be done to speed things up, but I’m still playing with it.