VPC Resources

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.

Additional Tools for VPC

The DigitalOcean API

The DigitalOcean API lets you manage DigitalOcean resources programmatically using conventional HTTP requests. All the functionality available in the DigitalOcean Control Panel is also available through the API.

You can list, create, and delete VPC networks as well as add resources to them by sending requests to the API /v2/vpc endpoint. Learn more in the VPC API documentation.

The DigitalOcean Command Line Client, doctl

doctl is a command-line interface for the DigitalOcean API and supports many of the same actions.

Learn more in the doctl documentation on VPC.

More Information

Determine the right size for your custom VPC network and learn how to calculate its IP range.
Develop your infrastructure securely by isolating groups of resources using a VPC and implementing other best security practices.
Configure a Droplet as a gateway that allows you to access your backend Droplets from the public internet.