Question

Can I reserve a specific IP address?

  • Posted on July 23, 2013
  • bjmoskAsked by bjmosk

Several services that I use require that I whitelist my IP address. If I need to destroy the whitelisted Droplet, I am under the impression that I may lose the IP. Is there any way to reserve the IP address and assign it to a new Droplet? (Similar to Elastic IPs in AWS)

Thanks, Brian


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Generally speaking, a virtual server’s IP address is static and reserved for your virtual machine until you destroy it. Rebuilding a virtual server retains the same IP you had before. <br> <br>Additionally our backend will automatically attempt to return an IP address that you have used in the past. So if you destroy a server and process a create soon after you will most likely receive the same IP address.

Youtube tutorial of how to whitelist IP address with Digital Ocean’s firewall: https://snipp.ly/l/OjLdg

DO now has a floating IP feature, using which you can reserve the ipaddress and point it to any droplet seamlessly.