Get dependable uptime with our 99.99% SLA, simple security tools, and predictable monthly pricing with DigitalOcean's virtual machines, called Droplets.
Interact with your Droplets how you want. Our intuitive UI, CLI, API, and Terraform Provider make it simple to manage your virtual machines.
Resize a Droplet or scale horizontally with many of them. Deploy across globally distributed data centers each with our 99.99% uptime SLA.
Get exceptional bandwidth pricing and 500 GiB per month of outbound data transfer—plus monitoring and firewalls—for free with every Droplet.
What's it like to spin up a Droplet? Check out a brief tour to see how simple it is to create a Droplet.
For simple applications
Low-traffic web servers
Blogs and forums
Upgrade to Premium CPU-Optimized for up to 10Gbps network speeds, faster processors, & NVMe SSDs.
For critical apps
High-traffic web servers
For RAM-Intensive apps
Real-time data processing
For CPU-intensive apps
For extra large apps
Other data warehouses
We offer a wide range of shared and dedicated vCPU Droplets. Check out our recommendations for choosing the right Droplet for your workload.Learn more about Premium Droplets
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Monthly caps and flat pricing mean your bill is never a surprise.
1 GiB Memory
25 GiB Storage
1,000 GiB Bandwidth
Collect metrics on visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and get alerts when problems arise in your infra—at no additional cost.
Easily help secure your infrastructure with free Cloud Firewalls and define what services are visible on your Droplets. Perfect for staging and production deployments.
Securely and efficiently collaborate on projects with unlimited users, get two-factor authentication, and have all of your projects on a single bill.
Backups are disk images of your Droplets created automatically once per week, priced at 20% of the cost of the Droplet.
Snapshots are on-demand disk images of your Droplets that you can keep indefinitely and use them to create new Droplets.
Attach secure and scalable SSD-based Block Storage to your Droplet when you need more storage space and not the additional processing power that a larger, more expensive Droplet might provide.
Store and deliver vast amounts of content with S3-compatible Spaces Object Storage with a built-in CDN to minimize page load times, improve performance, and reduce bandwidth and infrastructure costs.
Distribute incoming traffic across a group of Droplets and increase your application’s availability with Load Balancers—a highly available, fully managed service.
Avoid single points of failure by assigning publicly-accessible static IP addresses to Droplets that allow you to redirect network traffic between any of your Droplets within the same datacenter.
“DigitalOcean was super easy to understand and use, and instead of having to focus on correctly configuring everything, we were able to spend our time on writing code.”
—Patrick Wingo, Head of Product
DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware. Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.
Choosing the right Droplet plan depends on your workload. Please refer to this article that explains the differences between shared and dedicated CPUs, and goes into detail on each Droplet plan.
Yes. Resizing a Droplet, also known as vertical scaling, increases the amount of resources a Droplet has. There are two resizing options for Droplets:
Here are some considerations you should take into account before you resize the Droplets.
Each Droplet includes free outbound data transfer, starting at 500 GiB/month and scaling up to meet your needs. For users with multiple droplets, outbound data transfer is shared between all Droplets each billing cycle. Additional transfer is billed at $0.01 per GiB. Please refer to the docs for more information.
Basic Droplets are available in all regions. Most other Droplet types are available in all regions. Click here to learn more about regional availability.
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