Projects Glossary

Projects let you organize your DigitalOcean resources into groups that fit the way you work. Create projects that align with the applications, environments, and clients that you host on DigitalOcean.

This glossary defines the core concepts behind projects to help build your mental model of how projects work and understand what the documentation is referring to when it uses certain terminology.

Droplet-based resources are a category of resources within a DigitalOcean Project.
Independent resources are DigitalOcean resources that cannot interact with DigitalOcean Projects.
Project-based resources are DigitalOcean resources that are always associated with a DigitalOcean Project.