Easy-to-use, affordable cPanel hosting

DigitalOcean provides a simple cPanel web hosting service powered by Droplets, our Linux-based virtual machines.

Build your website on a popular cPanel web hosting provider

cPanel is a popular Linux-based web hosting control panel that enables developers to easily manage their website and servers through a graphical user interface (GUI).

DigitalOcean is a web hosting provider that enables you to easily install cPanel on our Linux-based virtual machines. You can create an Ubuntu virtual machine with cPanel installed in just a few clicks using DigitalOcean’s cPanel hosting services. You’ll need to get a cPanel license in order to continue using cPanel after the 15-day free trial.

Powerful cPanel hosting for websites and applications

DigitalOcean’s Droplets provide VPS hosting that supports cPanel web hosting, and are customized to fit a range of use cases. We offer multiple configurations with both shared CPU and dedicated CPU.

Basic Droplets

DigitalOcean Basic Droplets are available in both Regular and as Premium Intel or Premium AMD servers. These Droplets start at just $4/month for Regular and $7/month for Premium and are ideal for applications that can handle variable levels of CPU.

General Purpose Droplets

General Purpose Droplets have dedicated CPU and a balanced ratio of memory to CPU, and are best used for production workloads that require dedicated power. These Linux hosting options start at $63/month.

CPU-Optimized Droplets

CPU Optimized Droplets provide a 2:1 ratio of memory to CPU, and are ideal for applications such as video streaming, game server hosting, and others which require fast performance. Both Regular and Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets are offered. Prices start at $42/month for Regular and $109/month for Premium.

Memory-Optimized Droplets

Memory-optimized Droplets provide Linux hosting for those with higher memory needs, and include 8GB of RAM for each vCPU. These Droplets start at $84/month.

Storage-Optimized Droplets

Storage-optimized Droplet virtual machines use NVme, an interface protocol built for modern SSDs to deliver disk performance that is faster than regular SSDs. These Droplets start at $131/month.

What customers think about DigitalOcean hosting

“When I was running performance tests when starting DigitalOcean, you were one of few providers using SSDs as the default for images, which provided extra speed. This put you ahead of the competition because half of them were still using HDDs as the standard.”

Victoria Lidón

Director of DevOps at Vip District

Get the most out of your cPanel hosting

DigitalOcean’s cPanel hosting provides the simple cPanel web hosting solution that developers love, at a cost-effective, predictable price that businesses need.

Ship faster with simple tools

DigitalOcean’s easy to use cloud control, CLI and API are built to enable you to get your infrastructure up and running quickly.

Grow with a comprehensive product portfolio

In addition to Linux hosting through virtual machines, DigitalOcean offers Managed Databases, Managed Kubernetes, Block Storage, Object Storage, load balancers, and other cloud products you need.

Get dedicated support to remove roadblocks

DigitalOcean offers excellent customer support to all customers, with paid plans for those who need even faster responses and hands-on assistance.

Build on a reliable, global platform

Build your applications on a reliable platform, with a 99.99% uptime SLA for Droplets, and 15 global data centers so you can serve your audience around the world.

Get started with cPanel hosting today

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Frequently asked questions

What is cPanel?

cPanel is a Linux-based control dashboard that enables developers and other website or application builders to manage their web hosting using an intuitive graphical user interface, rather than running complex commands through the Linux command line. While advanced users may be comfortable managing their virtual private server using more advanced tools, for those with less technical knowledge or experience managing and maintaining servers, cPanel provides an easy way for users to manage their hosting solution.

What is cPanel hosting?

cPanel hosting is web hosting on a Linux-based virtual machine or virtual server that includes an installation of cPanel to manage the server. Many shared hosting providers offer cPanel as a way for users to manage their web hosting, and cPanel can also be installed on top of both shared and dedicated servers as a management layer. For example, DigitalOcean offers a Marketplace application that enables users to install cPanel & UHM for an Ubuntu-based server. Once a user spins up a Droplet with cPanel installed, they can utilize the cPanel interface to manage websites, applications, and more.

What are DigitalOcean’s cPanel web hosting plans?

DigitalOcean offers multiple web hosting plans for DigitalOcean Droplets, which cPanel hosting can be installed on. DigitalOcean Droplets come in configurations including virtual machines that are optimized for CPU, optimized for memory, and those that have a balance of memory and CPU power. DigitalOcean cPanel hosting plans start at just $4/month and include a generous amount of bandwidth and a low cost for bandwidth overages. You can choose the cPanel hosting plan that best works for you when you sign up for DigitalOcean and first spin up a Droplet virtual machine.

What are the best cPanel hosting solutions?

There are many cPanel hosting solutions available today, and the best cPanel hosting service is the one that best suits your unique needs. Some web hosting providers will come with cPanel already installed as the server management tool, while other web hosting providers including DigitalOcean require you to add cPanel when you set up your server. DigitalOcean also enables you to easily create a cPanel web hosting service through our Marketplace application for cPanel hosting, which installs cPanel on Ubuntu on a virtual machine. To create a cPanel hosting account on DigitalOcean, sign up for our hosting services today.

Does DigitalOcean provide a free domain or free SSL certificates?

DigitalOcean does not provide a free domain for your cPanel hosting, but you can connect your domain from common domain registrars to DigitalOcean easily. DigitalOcean does not provide a free SSL certificate but enables you to use SSL certificates that you have purchased from commercial entities or use Let’s Encrypt which provides free SSL certificates that can be installed on our web servers. While you won’t get a free domain or free SSL certificate using DigitalOcean, DigitalOcean does provide a reliable, cost-effective solution with dedicated hosting plans, unlike other web hosts that may only provide shared hosting plans.

Does DigitalOcean provide WordPress hosting?

DigitalOcean provides WordPress hosting through our Droplet virtual machines, which WordPress can be installed on either manually or through our 1-click application for WordPress Hosting. DigitalOcean also offers managed web hosting for WordPress through Cloudways. Using Cloudways, those looking for WordPress hosting can easily create a server and add WordPress without having to manage or maintain servers yourself.

What products does DigitalOcean offer in addition to cPanel web hosting?

DigitalOcean is a web host that offers a comprehensive suite of solutions in addition to cPanel hosting, including Managed Databases (MongoDB, MySQL databases, PostgreSQL, and Redis), Managed Kubernetes, volume storage, block storage, load balancing, a Platform as a Service solution, and functions or serverless solution. You can use DigitalOcean not only as your cPanel host but also for many of your other cloud computing needs, such as managing your mySQL databases, using storage services to upload files, and more.

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