Does DigitalOCean Host Windows Servers?


I made this account to ask a question. Not sure if I’m in the right place for what I need or not, but I might be :)

The company I work for has a website run on windows IIS. The website in question is

We are extremely unsatisfied with the service we are getting with our current host provider. They can’t even install a renewed SSL Certificate, which we need to make sales…critical situation.

I am researching new providers we can switch over too. Digital Ocean looks fantastic, but is it what I’m looking for? Maybe you can tell me, haha



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August 15, 2020
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Unfortunately at this time we do not have native support for Windows OSs 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 OS’s.

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

We’d recommend that you add your vote to the Windows Server idea on our Product Ideas Board as well as comment your use-case there so that our teams can better understand your needs.

Hope that helps!

Regards, Alex


Currently, DigitalOcean only allows the deployment of Linux based OS’s. The option to install your own or bring your own OS is currently not possible (though I believe this is something that they are working on).

Tagging @ryanpg so perhaps he can chime in on this one.

@belladavordzi Of course, I think you don’t understand that the web is cross-platform?!? This means if you host a website they will be able to access it from any OS (Windows, Any Linux Distro, MacOS) as long as we have a web browser, not just the OS of the server it is hosted on.

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