Windows VPS option on Digital Ocean?


Given the great service ( stability,speed, reliability,customer support) from Digtal on their current servers, do thinkits possible to have all of this for a windows VPS option some timein the future?



The main issues are cost I guess, since Windows would need more resources and lisences. Maybe for Windows a dedicated server would be a more viable option?

I could use a Windows droplet. I have a large C# project that I’m trying to port to Mono but I fear it’s not worth the effort. While I could use a third-party to host the Windows node you loose the private network features.

It looks like they have FreeBSD, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Windows might come up later on. I suppose that the questions that would come up would be related to customer-demand, licensing, and Windows-specific support. It is possible that there might infrastructure-related concerns as well.

I should mention that I am just an average-joe Digitial Ocean user, so I don’t have any particular insight on DO’s future plans.

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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

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Hey there,

Unfortunately at this time we don’t offer support for Microsoft Windows operating systems. However, thank you for your feedback; we greatly appreciate you taking the time to letting us know what you’d like to see with our service.

I encourage you to share your thoughts about this in our feedback forum:

We’re constantly looking to improve all aspects of our service and welcome any other ideas or feedback you have! By sharing your thoughts there, it helps us to better prioritize working on the features that you feel need more attention.

Regards, Mike C Platform Support Specialist DigitalOcean Support Check out our fantastic community articles!