Run your startup on DigitalOcean

We remove the complexity and unpredictability from choosing which cloud to run your startup on. We ensure your cloud bills are predictable and affordable, while providing your business with a range of powerful compute options and networking tools that will scale with your business.

Why do startups choose DigitalOcean?

Powerful and simple

We are committed to making sure our cloud is easy for small businesses to use. Combining our compute flexibility, easy-to-use UI, powerful API, and extensive documentation, DigitalOcean’s cloud helps you save time on infrastructure so you can focus on building your business.

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Powerful and simple
Predictable pricing

Predictable pricing

Considering the significance of cost-control in a startup environment, predictable bills are critical on the path to profitability. We know that cash is important to companies just starting to build their product, establish market fit, and hire talent. Our pricing model makes it easy for you to reliably forecast your costs, which is essential for early stage organizations.

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Pricing that scales with your startup

Bandwidth costs can be substantial, perhaps even making up a majority of your cloud computing costs. And since you’ll often see bandwidth costs phrased as pennies per GB, you might dismiss this cost as negligible.

We charge only ~10-20% of what other clouds do for bandwidth. The savings can easily add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars for apps that require large scale.

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Pricing that scales with your startup

Build and scale your startup with the developer cloud

While your cloud architecture will look different depending on the type of business you’re building, we wanted to showcase the types of DigitalOcean products that startups use to power their ideas.

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Flexible compute

Our compute options give your startup the ultimate flexibility. Choose from our low-cost Basic Droplets or dedicated CPU Droplets, including CPU-Optimized and General Purpose Droplets. We also have Memory-Optimized Droplets when you need more compute power.

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Running your startup on DigitalOcean

Hear from a few of the thousands of startups relying on DigitalOcean to power their business

We've built a fast-growing SaaS for website speed optimization and DigitalOcean was with us since the beginning. We builtnitropack.ioon Kubernetes in DigitalOcean

Ivo Hristov

Co-founder & CTO of NitroPack

When you're small and you have a good idea, you often don't have a ton of funds to do it. And that was just a big driver for us. DigitalOcean (DO) was a no brainer. DO had the functionality that we wanted, the price was awesome. So that was a huge push."

Jason Harbert

Co-founder of Flowspace

More than anything, DigitalOcean lets us move fast. We were able to go from concept to applied testing in less than two weeks. And that’s thanks to DigitalOcean

Ahmed Reza

Founder and CEO of Yobi

Community & resources

DigitalOcean’s Community Tutorials, Tech Talks, and product docs help you get started quickly. Here are a few resources available for our startup community.

Frequently asked questions

1. Why choose DigitalOcean for startup hosting?

DigitalOcean provides a reliable, scalable, and developer-friendly platform. With straightforward pricing, robust infrastructure, and a global network, startups can easily deploy and manage applications, focusing on growth rather than infrastructure challenges.

2. What types of hosting plans does DigitalOcean offer for startups?

DigitalOcean offers a range of plans, including Droplets (virtual machines), Managed Databases, and scalable object storage and block storage. Startups can choose plans based on their specific resource requirements, providing flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

3. How does DigitalOcean ensure website and application security for startups?

DigitalOcean prioritizes security with features like DDoS protection, firewalls, and monitoring. Additionally, users can implement SSL certificates using third-party tools and regularly update their systems to safeguard against potential vulnerabilities, helping to provide a secure hosting environment for startups.

4. Can startups easily scale their hosting resources on DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean’s scalable infrastructure allows startups to effortlessly scale resources up or down based on demand. Whether handling sudden traffic spikes or planning for growth, startups have the flexibility to adjust resources seamlessly.

5. What support options are available for startups using DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean offers a robust support system, including a comprehensive knowledge base, community forums, and ticket-based support. Startups can also opt for premium support plans to receive additional assistance and faster response times for critical issues.

6. How does DigitalOcean simplify the deployment of applications for startups?

DigitalOcean provides a user-friendly control panel, pre-configured 1-Click Apps, and extensive API documentation. Startups can easily deploy applications, manage servers, and automate workflows, streamlining the development and deployment process.

Yes, DigitalOcean seamlessly integrates with popular tools and frameworks. From Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to Continuous Integration/Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, startups can leverage a wide range of third-party services to enhance their development workflows.

8. Is it easy to migrate existing applications to DigitalOcean for startups?

Migrating to DigitalOcean is straightforward. The platform provides documentation and tools to assist startups in smoothly transferring their applications. Whether moving from another hosting provider or on-premises infrastructure, DigitalOcean facilitates a hassle-free migration process.

9. How does DigitalOcean handle data backups for startups?

DigitalOcean offers automated backups and snapshots, allowing startups to create regular backups of their data. This helps ensure data integrity and provides a safety net in case of unforeseen issues, enabling startups to restore their systems to a previous state with ease.

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