Our suite of compute products lets you create the infrastructure you want, whether you want to build applications by managing your own infrastructure with Droplets, implement modern container-based methodology with Kubernetes, or use a fully-managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with App Platform.

DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs). Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use. Choose from a variety of Droplet plans to get right resources (like CPU, RAM, and storage) for your workload.
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DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and block storage volumes.
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App Platform is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering that lets you publish code directly to DigitalOcean servers without worrying about the underlying infrastructure, runtimes, or dependencies.
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Latest Updates

25 February 2021

  • The PHP buildpack received some updates:

    • Support for PHP 8.x was added in addition to PHP 7.x. By default, App Platform will use PHP 7.x unless the app specifies a version requirement via Composer.
    • Support for Composer 2.x was added in addition to Composer 1.x. App Platform will use the same version of Composer that generated the app’s composer.lock file.

    For more information and configuration options, see the buildpack’s documentation page.

22 February 2021

  • Our Basic Droplet plans now include Premium Intel and AMD Droplets, which have faster Intel and AMD CPUs and NVMe SSDs. Premium Intel plans are availabile in all regions, and Premium AMD plans are available in NYC3, SFO3, and FRA1.

    All users can create Premium Droplets, resize from Regular Intel Droplets to Premium Intel Droplets, and create Premium Droplets as worker nodes in Kubernetes clusters.

    Resizing between Regular Intel Droplets to Premium Intel Droplets is disabled in NYC3 and SGP1 until the end of March 2021.

11 February 2021

  • App Platform is now available in SGP1 and BLR1.

For more information, see the full release notes.