DigitalOcean Platform Overview

Product Overview

DigitalOcean has a variety of products to meet a variety of needs.

Get started on DigitalOcean with curated instructions for popular use cases.
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Build applications by managing your own infrastructure with Droplets, implement modern container-based methodology with Kubernetes, or use a fully-managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with App Platform.
Store and quickly access any amount of data reliably in the cloud. DigitalOcean offers several kinds of storage depending on your needs.
DigitalOcean’s Managed Databases are a fully managed, high performance database cluster service. Using managed databases is a powerful alternative to installing, configuring, maintaining, and securing databases by hand.
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In addition to the Linux images DigitalOcean provides, you can take snapshots for on-demand disk images of Droplets and volumes, enable backups for automatic weekly Droplet images, and upload custom images to create Droplets with other operating systems or pre-packaged libraries.
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Secure and control the traffic to your applications with VPC networking, traffic filtering, and load balancing.
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Manage resources programmatically and integrate across the developer ecosystem with command-line interfaces (CLIs) and application programming interfaces (APIs).
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Monitor and manage both your software and your team.

Platform Information

You can find information on the DigitalOcean platform (like our IP ranges) and product policies (like regional availability and deprecation policies) here.

Release notes track incremental improvements and major releases for the DigitalOcean cloud platform.
DigitalOcean product availability and compatibility by datacenter region.
Availability and retirement procedures for the stages of DigitalOcean product releases.

We also publish our IP ranges as a CSV file, which is updated automatically.

The DigitalOcean Legal & Security page on our main website has our legal policies and security information, including:

Getting Help

DigitalOcean maintains several ways to get help, each with its own focus.

Website Content
Product Docs (You are here) Information on DigitalOcean product features, pricing, availability, and limits; how to use products from the control panel; how to manage your account, teams, and billing; and platform details like release notes and product policies.
API Docs Use DigitalOcean programmatically to manage resources.
Product Ideas Suggest new product ideas and vote on existing suggestions.
Community Tutorials How to build on top of DigitalOcean resources, administer servers, write and deploy code, and install and configure open source tools.
Community Q&A Ask and answer questions about software development, system administration, and other technical topics.
Status Page Check the current status of DigitalOcean services.
Contact Support Get help with your account or services.
Contact Sales Contact sales for help with large deployments.
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