Floating IPs

A DigitalOcean Floating IP is a publicly-accessible static IP address that you can assign to a Droplet. It provides an additional static address you can use to access a Droplet without replacing or changing the Droplet’s original public IP.

You can instantly remap Floating IPs from one Droplet to another in the same datacenter. This functionality is available via both the DigitalOcean Control Panel and the DigitalOcean API. You can use the API for automatic reassignment, like a failover mechanism as part of a high availability server infrastructure.

  • Floating IP Overview
  • High-level information, like plans and pricing, availability, feature overviews, and known issues.

  • Floating IP Quickstart
  • Just the essentials to go from zero to working in a few minutes.

  • Floating IP How-Tos
  • How to accomplish specific tasks in detail, like creation/deletion, configuration, and management.

  • Floating IP Resources
  • Resources on native tools for working with Floating IPs, more information on high availability (HA), and step-by-step HA tutorials.