Your network of resources, hosted reliably on DigitalOcean

Hosting a connected network of tools and apps—whether dedicated or shared—is simple, easy, and reliable on DigitalOcean.

The place to host your cloud resources

Getting your cloud infrastructure in place doesn’t have to be complicated. With DigitalOcean’s suite of web hosting services and solutions, you can get your app up and running—and keep it up and running—quickly and efficiently without having to put a network together piecemeal.

DigitalOcean offers simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and developer-friendly web hosting solutions that developers working in the cloud love. With our versatile virtual private servers called Droplets, you can tailor your server environment to meet your website or app’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 your apps, making the whole process from development to hosting easy and efficient.

Web hosting services and products on DigitalOcean


DigitalOcean’s virtual machines give you the compute power and flexibility you need to build and scale your app or website. With many use-specific Droplet plans available—with shared CPU or dedicated CPU options—you can choose the virtual private server (VPS) hosting option that works best for your unique needs.

Spaces Object Storage

Scale easily and store reliably with our data storage solution. Affordable bandwidth—including free inbound—and a built-in content delivery network make data storage for your app or website simple.

App Platform

Build, deploy, and scale powerful apps using a simple, fully-managed infrastructure solution to go from coding to production in just a few clicks.

Managed databases

Setup a secure MongoDB, Redis®, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database in a flash and leave the complexities of database management to us so you can focus on delivering an excellent customer experience.

Set up your network on DigitalOcean with the help of our Community

Whether you’re just getting started with web hosting services and hosting services in general or you’re a seasoned pro in need of some niche pointers, you will find practical, useful advice and tutorials in DigitalOcean Community.

DigitalOcean provides multiple tutorials on how to set up or make the most of your web hosting network:

  1. How To Use IPRoute2 Tools to Manage Network Configuration on a Linux VPS: In this guide, we will discuss how to use the iproute2 tools to configure, manipulate, and gather information about Linux servers in your network.

  2. Monitoring and Managing your Network with SNMP: In this series, we will introduce you to the basics of SNMP—or simple network management protocol—teach you how to install the agent and manager components on several hosts, and demonstrate how to use the net-snmp suite of utilities to gather information and modify the configuration of remote hosts.

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

Frequently asked questions

What is network hosting and is it the same as web hosting?

Network and web hosting are the storing, serving, and managing of files, websites, applications, or other resources on servers connected across the internet. A hosted network allows resources to be accessible to users or devices over the network. VPS web hosting is when your network is built on virtual private servers—our VPS offerings are called Droplets.

What is a hosting provider?

A hosting provider is a company or service that offers server space, resources, and cloud infrastructure to host websites, applications, or other digital content. Hosting providers like DigitalOcean, Google Cloud, AWS and others provide the necessary technology and support for businesses or individuals to make their content accessible online. Any hosting solution you choose should offer website hosting for your WordPress website, VPS hosting for secure networking, and web security tools to ensure your network stays up and running.

What makes DigitalOcean a good web hosting provider?

We offer a host of products and web hosting services that add up to a complete web hosting experience that users love no matter their specific needs. Robust virtual machines matched with extra storage, and the power to deploy apps in as little as a few clicks make DigitalOcean a strong web host.

What is shared hosting?

Shared hosting is a type of web hosting service where multiple websites or applications share the same server and its resources. Shared hosting is a cost-effective option suitable for smaller websites or sites with lower traffic, since sharing resources via shared hosting is less consequential than for large or highly trafficked websites.

What is dedicated hosting?

Dedicated hosting is a type of web hosting that involves renting an entire server exclusively for one user or business. This provides full control over the server’s resources, making it an ideal type of web hosting for high-traffic websites or applications with very specific requirements. Most web hosting users don’t need dedicated servers and can find the dedicated server experience on virtual private servers, which, while technically shared, are resources that in some ways emulate having dedicated servers for your website or app.

What is cloud hosting?

Cloud hosting, like web hosting, uses a network of virtual servers that work together to host websites or applications. Building in the cloud gets you scalability, flexibility, and redundancy, as resources can be dynamically allocated based on demand. Web hosting is the backbone of the entire cloud experience.

What is VPS hosting?

VPS (virtual private server) hosting involves the partitioning of a physical server into multiple virtual servers, each with its own dedicated resources. It provides a balance between shared and dedicated hosting, offering more control and flexibility than shared hosting.

What operating systems does DigitalOcean VPS hosting support?

Our virtual private servers support Linux operating systems. Choose from popular operating systems like Ubuntu or upload your own custom OS or virtual appliance using our custom images feature. We also provide 1-Click applications for popular software including Docker, LAMP, LEMP, MongoDB, MySQL, and Node.js.

What is managed hosting?

Managed hosting is a service where the hosting provider takes care of the technical aspects of server management, such as updates, security, backups, and performance optimization so you can focus on delivering excellent apps and amazing experiences to your users.

What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)?

A CDN is a network of geographically distributed servers that work together to deliver web content, such as images, videos, and scripts, to users based on their location. Being physically near a server reduces load times and improves the performance of websites or applications for users near that server—CDNs help deliver great experiences no matter where the user sits. WordPress sites often benefit from using CDNs since the content written on a WordPress site is visited by users all over the globe who expect great load times and a smooth experience.

How do I choose the right hosting plan for my web hosting needs?

Choosing the right hosting service depends on factors like the type of content or applications you’re hosting, expected traffic levels, budget, and technical requirements for your web hosting or app. VPS hosting—web hosting using virtual private servers like Droplets—is a secure, effective option for most people.

What security measures should I consider for hosting?

Security measures may include a free SSL certificate, firewalls, regular software updates, intrusion detection systems, DDoS protection, and strong authentication methods—all of which DigitalOcean offers to users. Secure your data by creating backups of your Droplets.