How to Add New Resources to a VPC Network

A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a private network interface for collections of DigitalOcean resources. VPC networks provide a more secure connection between resources because the network is inaccessible from the public internet and other VPC networks. Traffic within a VPC network doesn't count against bandwidth usage.

When you create Droplets, Kubernetes clusters, load balancers, and managed databases, you can add them to a VPC network in your account.

To create a resource inside of a VPC network, click the Create menu and select the type of resource you want to create.

Create menu

Choose the options for your resource. In Choose a datacenter region, make sure to select the same region as the VPC network.

Choose datacenter region

Under VPC Network, select the VPC network you want to add the resource to. You can choose the region's default VPC network or a custom VPC network you created in that region.

Choose VPC network

When you're done, click Create. The resource automatically has an IP address in the VPC's network and is accessible from other resources in the network.