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DigitalOcean's Drupal hosting services provide businesses and developers with the freedom to scale and the convenience of simplified control, helping to ensure your Drupal websites run like they’re supposed to.

Host your Drupal websites on DigitalOcean

Using Drupal CMS to run your website gives developers and their businesses the power to build the just-right website, whether it’s a personal blog or enterprise website. Our suite of cloud infrastructure products and solutions will help you run Drupal smoothly.

DigitalOcean offers simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and developer-friendly hosting solutions that developers working with Drupal love. With our versatile virtual private servers called Droplets, you can tailor your server environment to meet your Drupal site’s specific needs—and even scale as the situation demands.

In addition to Droplets, we offer managed database services, domain management, load balancers, and a user-friendly control panel for seamless—and painless—application management. Plus, our comprehensive documentation and tutorials simplify the deployment and management of Drupal projects, making the whole process from development to hosting easy and efficient.

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Low bandwidth pricing

DigitalOcean offers cost-effective compute capacity starting at just $4/month for our Droplet virtual machines, with generous bandwidth included and low pricing for additional bandwidth, ensuring you only pay for the web hosting resources you need.

Simplified management

DigitalOcean provides an intuitive interface for effortless security and billing management, streamlining administrative tasks for a hassle-free web hosting experience.

Ease of use and control

DigitalOcean was built for developers, giving your teams greater control over their Drupal applications and systems without adding complexity.


DigitalOcean’s infrastructure is highly scalable, enabling you to easily adapt to changes in traffic and resource demands as your blog gets big and your web hosting needs shift.

Root-level access

Root-level access is available, allowing you to make in-depth system-level configurations and install any necessary tools or software to optimize your Drupal website.

Free-floating IP

DigitalOcean was built for developers, giving your teams greater control over their Drupal applications and systems without adding complexity.

How to set up a Drupal web server on DigitalOcean

Drupal is a popular open-source content management system with a massive library of modules and themes that are easy to use to develop websites of any size or purpose. It streamlines website development, allowing developers to prioritize delivering an excellent user experience.

DigitalOcean provides multiple tutorials on how to use Drupal on Droplets:

  1. How To Install Drupal with Docker Compose: In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through getting Drupal up and running using Docker Compose, which helps simplify the installation process.

  2. How To Develop a Drupal 9 Website on Your Local Machine Using Docker and DDEV: Using the power of containerization, DDEV can greatly simplify how you work on multiple projects that use multiple tech stacks and multiple cloud servers—learn how to develop a Drupal-based website on your local machine in this tutorial.

Get started with DigitalOcean for seamless and reliable Drupal hosting solutions.

Frequently asked questions

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) that enables users to create, manage, and endlessly customize websites. Users love Drupal because of its vast library of modules that can be easily deployed to quickly stand up an exceptional website.

What is Drupal web hosting?

Drupal web hosting refers to hosting services optimized for deploying and managing websites built using the Drupal PHP framework. These services often include server resources, databases, and support for Drupal-specific features.

What are some of the best Drupal web hosting providers?

There are many Drupal hosting service providers available today, including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, InMotion hosting and A2 hosting. With our developer-friendly infrastructure and predictable pricing, DigitalOcean is among the best Drupal hosting providers offering a range of Drupal hosting plans.

DigitalOcean provides dedicated Drupal hosting with less complexity than the hyperscale cloud providers. Among developers and small businesses, DigitalOcean is a favorite Drupal hosting provider for its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and robust features. When choosing hosting services for your Drupal application, it’s important to consider cost, reliability, and customer support, among other factors important to you.

What is DigitalOcean, and why is it among the best Drupal hosting providers?

DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure provider known for simplicity and a developer-friendly platform. DigitalOcean is popular for hosting Drupal sites because of our ease of use and cost-effective solutions compared to other Drupal hosting providers.

We offer a variety of products and services, including Droplets (virtual machines), Kubernetes, and App Platform. Our solutions include scalable storage options, automated backups, and an extensive library of pre-configured 1-Click applications, that simplify deployment and management of Drupal sites.

Which DigitalOcean service is best for hosting a Drupal application?

DigitalOcean is a cloud hosting provider that offers many services, but for hosting a Drupal application and a Drupal framework, a Droplet (a virtual private server) is a common choice. It provides flexibility and control over your server environment, enabling dedicated Drupal hosting and providing some of the best Drupal hosting services available. DigitalOcean offers a variety of hosting plans for its Droplets, starting at just $4.00/month, with options optimized for CPU, RAM, and more. We also offer Premium Intel and Premium AMD Droplets for even faster performance from your hosting provider.

How do I deploy a Drupal site on DigitalOcean?

The deployment process during Drupal hosting typically involves setting up a Droplet, configuring the server, deploying your Drupal code, and configuring a web server like Nginx for your Drupal website. Explore our expansive documentation to guide you through this process.

How can I secure my Drupal hosting on DigitalOcean?

You can enhance security by using HTTPS (SSL/TLS), setting up a firewall, keeping your server and Drupal framework software updated, and following security best practices for your Drupal application.

What is the best way to handle database management on DigitalOcean for a Drupal app?

DigitalOcean offers managed database services like PostgreSQL and MySQL, which can simplify database management. You can also install a database server on your Droplet and configure it according to your Drupal settings.

Can I scale my Drupal application on DigitalOcean if it experiences increased traffic?

Yes, the DigitalOcean web host allows you to scale your application vertically (by resizing your Droplet) or horizontally (by adding more Droplets). You can use load balancers to distribute traffic if needed.

Are free domain names or free SSL certificates included when hosting a Drupal application on DigitalOcean?

No, DigitalOcean does not provide free domain names as part of their hosting services. You’ll need to purchase a domain separately from a domain registrar and then configure it to point to your Drupal application on DigitalOcean.

DigitalOcean offers SSL certificates through LetsEncrypt for certain products if you manage your domains on DigitalOcean. Learn more in our SSL documentation.

What VPS hosting packages are offered by DigitalOcean for Drupal hosting and how do they differ from other web hosting providers?

DigitalOcean offers a range of VPS hosting packages suitable for Drupal applications. These VPS hosting plans, known as “Droplets,” come in various configurations, allowing you to choose the right amount of CPU, RAM, and storage based on your Drupal websites or Drupal project requirements. DigitalOcean’s pricing and flexibility make it an attractive choice for Drupal hosting services.

What are the potential cost considerations when hosting Drupal on DigitalOcean?

Costs for your Drupal hosting plan depend on the resources you use (e.g., Droplet size, data transfer, and additional services). DigitalOcean provides transparent pricing, and you can use monitoring tools to track your expenses.

How can I back up my Drupal web application and data on DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean offers automated backup solutions for your Droplets. Additionally, you can create regular database backups and store them in a secure location, which is one of the best Drupal hosting solutions to backing up data.

Is there a control panel or dashboard for managing Drupal applications on DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean provides a user-friendly control panel where you can manage your Droplets, databases, domains, and other resources. You can also use SSH and command-line tools for more advanced management.

Does DigitalOcean offer customer support for its Drupal hosting plans?

DigitalOcean offers all customers excellent customer support—our free support plan gives users access to ticketed support 24/7, while those who need faster response times and dedicated customer support representatives for their Drupal application can upgrade to one of our paid support plans for more help with your Drupal installation.

Does DigitalOcean provide help with my Drupal installation?

DigitalOcean’s vast library of tutorials, in addition to our product-specific documentation, provides users with the knowledge they need to install Drupal with ease. Learn how to install Drupal on Ubuntu and much more through our community website.