Floating IP How-Tos

DigitalOcean floating IPs are publicly-accessible static IP addresses that you can assign to Droplets and instantly remap between other Droplets in the same datacenter. Use floating IPs with a failover mechanism as part of a high availability infrastructure.

Getting Started

Create a floating IP and assign it to a Droplet to use it as an additional publicly-accessible IP address.
Reassign floating IPs to different Droplets within the same datacenter or unassign them entirely.
Bind public services to your Droplet's anchor IP to make them highly available through a floating IP.

Floating IP Management

Manually add an anchor IP to Droplets created before October 2015 to be able to assign a floating IP.
Delete floating IPs to permanently remove them from your account.