Affordable platform and hosting for your developer tools

Build your DevTools business on DigitalOcean—a reliable and robust cloud infrastructure provider designed with the needs of developers in mind.

How DigitalOcean can ensure your developer tools perform

Deliver high-quality developer tools or take better advantage of existing developer tools in the market with simple, robust cloud infrastructure from DigitalOcean. We offer a wide variety of virtual servers and hosting plans as a part of our broader DigitalOcean cloud ecosystem and integrated services, including Managed Databases , Managed Kubernetes, and S3-compatible object storage. DigitalOcean’s cloud ecosystem has the capabilities you need to capture the full potential of your developer tools.

Reliable, global virtual machines

Choose from various Droplet virtual machines, from Basic computing for simple applications to Premium CPU-Optimized virtual machines, available across all major regions.

Easy database setup and maintenance

Get worry-free database hosting for the most popular database tools: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Redis®.

Scale with Managed Kubernetes

Scale seamlessly with a managed Kubernetes experience designed for businesses and developer tools. Get up to speed on Kubernetes fast with our extensive documentation and gain the advantages of Kubernetes without excess cost.

Object storage with built-in CDN

Get reliable and affordable, S3-compatible object storage with DigitalOcean Spaces–complete with a built-in Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Build programmatically

DigitalOcean’s API lets you programmatically manage your DigitalOcean cloud ecosystem via conventional HTTP requests. Also explore our Infrastructure as Code provisioning capabilities.

Deploy popular DevTools in one-click

With developer tools in DigitalOcean’s marketplace, you can create, test, debug, and deploy your code in one-click for some of the most popular DevTools like Docker and Plastk.

Dedicated support when you need it

Get free, personalized support when you become a DigitalOcean customer–or, for even more tailored help and faster response times, upgrade to one of our higher-touch support plans.

What companies building developer tools say about DigitalOcean

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.Read case study

Kenneth Kinion | Managing Director, Validin

The cost of running ScraperAPI would be 250% more on AWS, as compared to DigitalOcean.Read case study

Zoltan Bettenbuk | CTO, ScraperAPI

I like the simplicity of DigitalOcean compared with AWS and Google Cloud.Read case study

Chris Roebuck | Founder and CEO, Urlbox

What you get with DigitalOcean

Control spending with predictable cloud costs

According to a Forrester study, our predictable pricing and leading price-to-performance ratio contribute to an ROI of 186%.

A cloud for your entire journey

DigitalOcean’s suite of products is designed to be with you on every step of your journey—from managed databases to virtual machines.

Automatic backups

Schedule automatic backups with your choice frequency (hourly or weekly), or create a backup on demand before making changes to your site. Learn more about our backups application, Snapshooter.

Grow your business, not your headaches

Save time and money while reliably serving your customers with the cloud infrastructure platform that’s as feature-rich as it is simple to use.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What tools do I need to build developer tools?

Developers building developer tools use a very wide range of tools, all of which we can’t cover in a short FAQ. But if your aims are to give your application life on the internet, you’ll need to host it somewhere. DigitalOcean has great hosting options for any application you’re seeking to create. We definitely believe that the best way to get feedback on the prototype you and your team is building is to test it in the world and see what user behavior your application garners.

What coding language should I use?

You can achieve your aim of building developer tools with many different coding languages, from simple languages like HTML, to more advanced languages like Python. We can’t recommend the language you should code in or or what tool or tools you should use, but DigitalOcean will be here to help you deploy your application once it is ready for real customers or developers to use.

What support do you offer?

DigitalOcean offers every customer free support in addition to our deep and expansive set of tutorials, product-based guides, and product documentation. Cloudways customers can also enjoy an always-available support team who is ready to help 24/7/365 and can troubleshoot or help you get set up in real time.

What does your pricing structure look like?

To learn more about pricing and the types of payment we accept, visit our pricing page.

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