Private Networking

DigitalOcean’s private networking creates a second network interface, unreachable from the Internet, that can be used to communicate with other Droplets in a team or account within the same datacenter. It’s 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 all datacenters at no additional charge. Droplets in the same datacenter can transfer files using 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’s enabled on the Droplets in question when they’re added to the Load Balancer.