Private Networking

DigitalOcean’s private networking creates a second network interface for Droplets that is unreachable from the Internet. All of an account or team’s Droplets in the same datacenter can use private networking to communicate. This is useful when you want transfer data safely between servers or reduce outbound bandwidth usage, like when protecting database traffic or transferring log files to a central location.

Private networking is available for Droplets in every datacenter at no additional charge. Droplets can transfer files over the private network by specifying the target Droplet’s private IP address. Load Balancers will also connect to backend Droplets over the private network if it is enabled on the Droplets in question when they are added to the Load Balancer.