can I build an windows server machine with a sql database? how much cost it? thanks

Posted January 3, 2022 83 views
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I need to replace a hardware server that allocates a windows server 2016 plus an ms sql express 2019, can I build in DO? How much will cost aprox monthly?

thanks in advance,


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Unfortunately at this time, we do not have native support for Windows on Droplets. You may be able to achieve this however by creating your own custom Windows ISO image and then using that when creating your Droplet.

Currently, DigitalOcean only allows the deployment of Linux-based OSs.

NOTE: This is not natively supported on the platform (choosing a Windows OS when you deploy your droplet).

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

There has been a similar question asked here.

Hope that helps!