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Virtual machines anyone can set up in seconds

Get dependable uptime with our 99.99% SLA, simple security tools, and predictable monthly pricing with DigitalOcean's virtual machines, called Droplets.

Comprehensive, cost-effective cloud computing

Easily deploy and manage your Droplets

Easily deploy and manage your Droplets

Interact with your Droplets how you want. Our intuitive UI, CLI, API, and Terraform Provider make it simple to manage your virtual machines.

Reliably scale as your demand shifts

Reliably scale as your demand shifts

Resize a Droplet or scale horizontally with many of them. Deploy across globally distributed data centers each with our 99.99% uptime SLA.

Build and monitor, and secure your apps for less

Build and monitor, and secure your apps for less

Get exceptional bandwidth pricing and 500 GiB per month of outbound data transfer—plus monitoring and firewalls—for free with every Droplet.

Simple enough for any user, powerful enough for fast-growing businesses

Most users start with Premium Droplets

We offer a wide range of shared and dedicated vCPU Droplets. Check out our recommendations for choosing the right Droplet for your workload.

Want an even simpler experience?

Try DigitalOcean’s App Platform to deploy and scale your apps without managing any infrastructure.

See what you can save

Monthly caps and flat pricing mean your bill is never a surprise.

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Basic virtual machine costs

Easy, fast, and flexible compute built for a range of needs.

1 GiB Memory

25 GiB Storage

1,000 GiB Bandwidth

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    DigitalOcean

    $6.00
    Includes bandwidth
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    GCP

    $6.88
    With bandwidth: $91.88
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    AWS

    $8.47
    With bandwidth: $98.47
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    Azure

    $7.59
    With bandwidth: $79.59

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Monitoring

Monitoring

Collect metrics on visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and get alerts when problems arise in your infra—at no additional cost.

Cloud Firewalls

Cloud Firewalls

Easily help secure your infrastructure with free Cloud Firewalls and define what services are visible on your Droplets. Perfect for staging and production deployments.

Team management

Team management

Securely and efficiently collaborate on projects with unlimited users, get two-factor authentication, and have all of your projects on a single bill.

Backups

Backups

Backups are disk images of your Droplets created automatically once per week, priced at 20% of the cost of the Droplet.

Snapshots

Snapshots

Snapshots are on-demand disk images of your Droplets that you can keep indefinitely and use them to create new Droplets.

Volumes Block Storage

Volumes Block Storage

Attach secure and scalable SSD-based Block Storage to your Droplet when you need more storage space and not the additional processing power that a larger, more expensive Droplet might provide.

Spaces Object Storage

Spaces Object Storage

Store and deliver vast amounts of content with S3-compatible Spaces Object Storage with a built-in CDN to minimize page load times, improve performance, and reduce bandwidth and infrastructure costs.

Load Balancers

Load Balancers

Distribute incoming traffic across a group of Droplets and increase your application's availability with Load Balancers—a highly available, fully managed service.

Reserved IPs

Reserved IPs

Avoid single points of failure by assigning publicly-accessible static IP addresses to Droplets that allow you to redirect network traffic between any of your Droplets within the same datacenter.

Deploy your Droplet with any of these available distributions

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Ubuntu

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Rocky Linux

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Debian

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Fedora

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CentOS

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Kea, an AI startup, uses DigitalOcean Droplets to pivot and scale

DigitalOcean was super easy to understand and use, and instead of having to focus on correctly configuring everything, we were able to spend our time on writing code.

Patrick Wingo, Head of Product

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are DigitalOcean Droplets?

DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware. Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.

Which Droplet size should I choose?

Choosing the right Droplet plan depends on your workload. Please refer to this article that explains the differences between shared and dedicated CPUs, and goes into detail on each Droplet plan.

Can I resize my Droplets?

Yes. Resizing a Droplet, also known as vertical scaling, increases the amount of resources a Droplet has. There are two resizing options for Droplets:

  • CPU and RAM only. This option lets you increase or decrease the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet.
  • Disk, CPU, and RAM. This option increases the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet and permanently increases the size of a Droplet’s disk.

Here are some considerations you should take into account before you resize the Droplets.

Do you provide SLA for Droplets?
DigitalOcean provides a 99.99% uptime SLA for both Droplets and Volumes Block Storage.
How much bandwidth do I get with Droplets?

Each Droplet includes free outbound data transfer, starting at 500 GiB/month and scaling up to meet your needs. For users with multiple droplets, outbound data transfer is shared between all Droplets each billing cycle. Additional transfer is billed at $0.01 per GiB. Please refer to the docs for more information.

What regions are the Droplets in?

Basic Droplets are available in all regions. Most other Droplet types are available in all regions. Click here to learn more about regional availability.

What if I use my Droplet for less than a month, will I still be charged for the whole month?
You will never be billed more than the monthly cost of your Droplet. All Droplets are billed hourly up to a monthly cap of 672 hours (the number of hours in 4 weeks). If you use your server for fewer than 672 hours during the month, you will be billed for each hour that you used it. If you use your server for more than 672 hours that month, you will be billed at the monthly cost. For example, if you spin up a $10/mo Droplet and use it for 336 hours, then you would be charged $5 (going by the hourly rate). If you use that Droplet for 700 hours, then you would be charged $10 (capped at the monthly rate).
Will I be billed if I power off my Droplets?
Yes, when you power off your Droplet, you are still billed for it. This is because your disk space, CPU, RAM, and IP address are all reserved, even while powered off. Therefore, charges are made until you destroy the instance.
Where can I find more information about DigitalOcean’s billing?

Please refer here for more information.

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