Prototype hosting on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a simple, cost-effective web hosting option for prototype applications that may one day need to scale. Our range of hosting products are tailored to help dynamic web applications reliably, affordably, and sustainably scale as your business grows.

Explore prototype hosting options

DigitalOcean’s web hosting products and services were built with affordability and reliability in mind. If you are seeking a stable cloud infrastructure with clear and predictable pricing for your project or business, DigitalOcean has you covered. Our hosting plans provide dependable application and website performance, fast page load times, high uptime, and at a price that is perfect for prototyping. Learn more about the right prototype hosting plan for you.

Hosting services to scale your prototype

DigitalOcean’s cloud services and products offer unparalleled coverage with extensive support so you can not only get your prototype deployed in a few clicks, but you can continue to grow your prototype projects simply and easily over time as needed. Your hosting shouldn’t be a headache, and DigitalOcean’s simple, intuitive tools enable you to get up and running quickly.

Virtual Machines

Our Droplets are the flexible and simple-to-use virtual machines your prototype application needs. Droplets will allow your apps to scale with demand, so you never have to worry about your underlying infrastructure or uptime issues. We offer both low-cost Shared CPU Droplets as well as fully-powered Dedicated CPU Droplets and Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets for the highest performance.

Managed Kubernetes

Build and scale your containerized application with our managed Kubernetes product. We’ll help your application quickly harness the power of Kubernetes with our simple-to-use UI, one-click installs, and flexible scaling options that can integrate with our full inventory of cloud offerings. We also provide the control plane for free and fast migration for DigitalOcean Kubernetes users.

Spaces (Object Storage)

Check out DigitalOcean’s Spaces, our S3-compatible object storage product with a built-in Content Delivery Network (CDN) for all your data delivery and storage needs. Starting at only $5 per month, store confidently with built-in privacy and security options—plus, get inbound bandwidth for free!

Managed Databases

We also offer MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Redis® Managed Databases options. DigitalOcean Managed Databases are easy to add and maintain. We’ll make sure your databases scale with your project and throw in daily backups and end-to-end security for no additional cost!

App Platform

Want to prototype a simple web application? Check out App Platform, our Platform as a Service offering, that will greatly speed up your ease and time to deploy. You can launch your application directly from GitHub and GitLab repositories with App Platform while receiving built-in security, scaling, and log analytics. We also support the most popular coding languages and frameworks, such as the javascript framework Node.js.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is prototype hosting?

By its simplest definition, prototype hosting is hosting for prototypes, or apps that are in early stages of development or testing. Oftentimes prototypes are untested ideas that require a builder to generate feedback from actual users or customers before they can know whether the idea has product market fit or is generally worth scaling.

Sometimes prototype hosting can refer to hosting specific to the class driven development Javascript framework called Prototype. DigitalOcean’s hosting solutions also can support sites built with this framework and are using its core functionality, such as custom transitions.

What tools do I need to build a prototype?

Developers building prototypes 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 a prototype 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.

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