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Worry-free MySQL hosting

Leave the complexity of MySQL administration to us. We’ll handle setting up, backing up, and updating — so you can focus on building great apps.

Starting at $15/mo
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Powerful & scalable

Quickly and easily spin up a high-performance MySQL cluster.

Worry-free setup & maintenance

Launch a MySQL cluster with just a few clicks and then access it via our simplified UI or an API. Never worry about maintenance operations or updates – we handle that for you.

Highly scalable

Scale up at anytime to support your business growth. Easily spin up read- only nodes to scale read operations.

Free daily backups

Your data is critical. That’s why we ensure it’s backed up automatically every day.  Restore data to any point within the previous seven days.

End-to-end security

Databases run in your account’s private network, which isolates communication at the account or team level. Requests via the public internet can still reach your database, but only if you whitelist specific inbound sources. Data is also encrypted in transit and at rest.

Automated failover

In the event of a failure, Managed Databases will automatically switch data handling to a standby node to minimize downtime.

Fast, reliable performance

Managed Databases run on enterprise-class hardware giving you lightning-fast performance. Run your clusters on Droplets (cloud VMs) with shared vCPUs or choose Droplets with 100% dedicated vCPUs for mission critical workloads.

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Integrated insights & alerting

Understand database performance, resource usage, and errors so that you can efficiently size, scale, and tune your MySQL cluster.


Managed Databases include critical database-level metrics, such as connections, cache hit ratio, sequential vs indexed scans, throughput, and more.


Cache hit ratio is the percent of reads from the database in-memory cache, as opposed to disk, and is ideally about 99%.


Managed Databases also include cluster resource utilization metrics like CPU, load average, memory usage, and disk usage.


Disk usage is the percent of disk used by all nodes in the cluster. While it will fluctuate, you should maintain disk usage below 90%.


Set alerts on database resource usage, and get notified via email or Slack.


Managed Database resources

Discover all of our Managed Databases resources – in a single place. With thousands of tutorials and forum posts from our staff and huge community of developers, answers are just a few clicks away.

Understanding Managed Databases

Explore the benefits of Managed Databases and whether they're right for you.

An Introduction to Queries in MySQL

A guide to basic syntax of SQL queries as well as some of the more commonly employed functions and operators.

Understanding Database sharding

Learn what sharding is, its main benefits, and a few common sharding methods.

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Learn how to easily spin up a MySQL cluster

We’ll walk you through the simple steps to get your MySQL cluster live - quickly.

Regional availability

Managed MySQL is now in General Availability.

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    New York, USA NYC1


  • FRA1

    Frankfurt, Germany


  • SFO2

    San Francisco, USA


  • AMS3

    Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • LON1

    London, UK


  • NYC3

    New York, USA


  • SGP1

    Singapore, Asia


  • BLR1

    Bangalore, India


  • TOR1

    Toronto, Canada


Simple pricing & superior support


Predictable pricing

Always know what you'll pay with monthly caps and flat pricing across all data centers. Spin up a cluster for just $15/ mo or a high-availability cluster with a standby node for $50/ mo.

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World-class support

Three levels of support services are designed to meet your needs whether you are a startup, small business, or anything in between.

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Detailed documentation

Learn more about product features, pricing, platform status, details for our API, release notes and limitations.

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Worry-free MySQL hosting

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