Cheap web hosting on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean provides a wide range of cheap web hosting options for your business needs, from startup to scale-up.

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DigitalOcean’s cheap web hosting products combine affordability and reliability. Our cloud web hosting options deliver dependable website performance with rapid page load times and high uptime, all at a predictable price that fits your business budget. With options from self-managed, affordable virtual machines to managed web hosting through Cloudways, DigitalOcean’s suite of solutions provides the flexibility and scalability you need to effectively manage your website and applications. Learn more about the right web hosting options for your startup.

Web hosting products to scale your business

DigitalOcean’s options provide unparalleled coverage and support for your web hosting needs. Choose from and combine products like Droplets—our VPS service that starts at just $4/month—and Spaces—our simple and scalable way to store and serve images, videos, and documents.


Achieve flexible and simple compute with Droplets, DigitalOcean’s virtual machines for hosting websites and applications. Droplets are simple, flexible, and scalable based on demand—all without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. Choose between low-cost Shared CPU Droplets or access the full computing power of your virtual server with Dedicated CPU Droplets. DigitalOcean provides a 99.99% uptime SLA for Droplets, making them a reliable option whether you’re building a basic website or a complex application.

Cloudways Web Hosting

Go live with your website in minutes, and scale over time, with Cloudways web hosting. Host your WordPress, Magneto, Caravel, and PHP web properties on a managed platform built with the needs of digital agencies, developers, and e-commerce business in mind. Keep your servers safe and secure with Cloudways’ dedicated firewall, 1-click free SSL installation, advanced DDoS protection with Cloudflare, and more. Address any concerns that arise with a 24/7 support team.

App Platform

DigitalOcean’s App Platform makes deploying, scaling, and managing applications easier than ever. Deploy code directly from your GitHub and GitLab depositories, automatically redeploying apps when you push updates to your source code. Enjoy features like built-in security, horizontal and vertical scaling, plus better log analysis. App Platform provides support for programming languages and frameworks like Node.js, Python, Django, Go, and PHP, making it easy to build and deploy a wide range of applications with our fully-managed solution.

Managed Kubernetes

Deploy, manage, and scale your containerized applications with DigitalOcean Kubernetes. Leverage the power of Kubernetes, but without the hassle of managing the underlying infrastructure. Enjoy our simple user interface, one-click deployments, and flexible scaling options, while integrating seamlessly with other DigitalOcean products. Unlike other cloud solutions, DigitalOcean Kubernetes includes the control plane for free. Plus, DigitalOcean Kubernetes supports easy migration and hybrid cloud scenarios while avoiding vendor lock-in.


Make data storage and delivery simple with DigitalOcean’s Spaces, S3-compatible object storage with a built-in Content Delivery Network (CDN). Starting at only $5 per month, store and deliver images, JavaScript files, CSS files, videos, sensor data, and large data sets for training machine learning models. Store your files safely, with options for public or private files, and secure with an existing SSL certificate or use a free Let’s Encrypt certificate. Plus, inbound bandwidth to Spaces is always free.

Managed Databases

Choose from DigitalOcean’s Managed Databases options including MongoDB, PostgresSQL, MySQL, and Redis®*. Managed Databases are easy to setup and maintain, highly scalable, and include free daily backups to restore your data. Enjoy fast and reliable performance, as well as end-to-end security with encrypted data. Also, get insights and alerts to help you understand data performance.

When we tried Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets we moved a workflow that was in AWS, and with the Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets our workloads got faster by several hours. Right off the bat we saved $2000 a month with DigitalOcean, and we get better performance.

Kenneth Kinion

Managing Director

Compared to other big cloud providers, the cost savings with DigitalOcean is 30-50%, depending on the region.Read case study

Vojtech Kurka

Co-founder and CTO of Meiro

Get started with cheap web hosting on DigitalOcean

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Frequently asked questions

What is cloud web hosting?

Cloud web hosting is a type of web hosting service where websites or applications are hosted on a cluster of servers that are interconnected through an internet network. Rather than being hosted on a single physical server, cloud web hosting runs a website or application across multiple servers.

Cloud web hosting offers greater flexibility and scalability than traditional web hosting solutions, with greater capability to scale up or down, depending on your startup’s traffic needs. Additionally, cloud web hosting offers higher levels of reliability and uptime, because the resources of a website or application are distributed across multiple servers instead of only one.

DigitalOcean cloud web hosting provides a range of cloud computing services, including cloud web hosting. With DigitalOcean’s cloud web hosting, your business can create and manage virtual servers with Droplets, which are highly scalable and secure with a 99.99% uptime SLA.

What is shared web hosting?

Shared web hosting is a type of web hosting service where multiple websites are on a single server. This allows them to share server resources like CPU, memory, storage, and bandwidth. The hosting provider is responsible for maintaining the server hardware to ensure reliability and uptime. Shared hosting is the most cost-effective option for startups and small to medium-sized businesses on a budget.

DigitalOcean’s Shared CPU Droplets are our lowest cost VPS hosting solution, starting at only $4/month.

What is dedicated hosting?

Dedicated hosting is a type of web hosting service where a single server is provided to a business for their exclusive use, typically at a monthly rate. Unlike shared hosting, where multiple websites share server resources, this option provides your business with full control over the server’s CPU, memory, storage, and bandwidth. This is best suited for companies that require higher levels of performance, security, and reliability.

DigitalOcean’s Dedicated CPU Droplets are ideal for applications that require fast and consistent performance from dedicated vCPUs. Explore our full range of Droplet options.

Can I host my website for free?

Free web hosting services are often supported by display advertising that can degrade your user experience and undermine the credibility of your business. Additionally, free website hosting services typically come with limited storage space, bandwidth, and server speed. Free website hosting services generally experience less reliable uptime, limited security features, and limited customer support from when technical issues arise.

Instead, opt for cheap web hosting with transparent pricing that fits your budget and features that prioritize functionality, reliability, security, and support. DigitalOcean provides low-cost web hosting options to suit your business needs. Review our pricing page for more information on hosting plans.

What is the cheapest web hosting service?

DigitalOcean Droplets start at just $4/month and include comprehensive features to support your company’s website applications.

What kind of web hosting does DigitalOcean offer?

DigitalOcean’s cheap web hosting includes a suite of solutions and services for your web hosting provider

Our web hosting products include Droplets, App Platform, Managed Kubernetes, Spaces, Managed Databases, and Cloudways Web Hosting. You’ll find what your business needs with DigitalOcean—whether you’re building a developer tool or starting a streaming platform.

Can I get a free domain with DigitalOcean?

No, DigitalOcean does not offer domain name registration or a free domain. However, you can add an existing domain to your DigitalOcean account.

Is DigitalOcean a website builder?

No, DigitalOcean is not a website builder.

DigitalOcean is a cloud computing platform that offers various web hosting and infrastructure services. While we provide the infrastructure for hosting websites and web applications, you’ll need to set up, design, and manage your own website. Popular website builders include platforms like Squarespace and Wix.

Does DigitalOcean provide WordPress hosting?

Yes, DigitalOcean does provide WordPress hosting.

DigitalOcean supports WordPress hosting on Droplets and makes it easy to with 1-Click WordPress Installation.

Alternatively, you can opt for WordPress hosting on Cloudways, with affordable plans starting at $12/month.

What cloud web hosting service should my business use?

Choose a web hosting service based on your business needs. When assessing a hosting provider, consider features like ease-of use, performance, reliability, flexibility, scalability, pricing, and security.

DigitalOcean cloud web hosting services are ideal for businesses big and small. Our service stands out from other hosting providers and hosting companies with a user-friendly interface, one-click installation of popular applications, affordable plans, high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), and robust security features, all to help your business scale as you grow.

*Redis is a trademark of Redis Labs Ltd. Any rights therein are reserved to Redis Labs Ltd. Any use by DigitalOcean is for referential purposes only and does not indicate any sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation between Redis and DigitalOcean.