Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network management protocol that automates the assignment of IP addresses.
DHCP assigns networking parameters such as subnet mask, default gateway address, and DNS.
When using DHCP, a device goes through the following steps:
Droplets created from custom images use DHCP to obtain an IP address from the DigitalOcean platform. The custom image’s network configuration doesn’t require any additional setup to use DHCP.