App Platform

App Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that allows developers to publish code directly to DigitalOcean servers without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.


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Latest Updates

17 August 2023

  • You can now upgrade your app stacks to Ubuntu 22 on App Platform. This upgrade provides security updates, newer versions of buildpacks, and new features, such as upgrading to newer Node.js versions.

20 April 2023

  • We have updated the following buildpacks:

    • Hugo buildpack: The default version of Hugo has been updated from v0.109.0 to v0.111.3. You can override the default version by setting a¬†HUGO_VERSION¬†environment variable. For more information and configuration options, see the buildpack’s documentation page.
    • Go buildpack: Additional Go versions have been added and default versions of Go have been updated. For more information and configuration options, see the buildpack’s documentation page.
      • Add go1.20, go1.20.1, and go1.20.2
      • Add go1.19.4, go1.19.5, go1.19.6, and go1.19.7
      • Add go1.18.9, go1.18.10
      • go1.20 defaults to 1.20.2
      • go1.19 defaults to 1.19.7
      • go1.18 defaults to go1.18.10
    • PHP buildpack: Updates to the PHP v1 buildpack are listed below. If you have an existing PHP app that is on v0, please upgrade to v1.
      • PHP buildpack v1:
        • Add PHP/8.1.17
        • Add PHP/8.0.28
    • Python buildpack: A new Python v2 buildpack version has been released that removes support for Python 3.6. Updates to the Python v1 buildpack are listed below. If you have an existing Python app that is on v1 or v0, please upgrade to v2.
      • Python buildpack v2:
        • Drop support for Python 3.6
        • Add Python 3.10.11, 3.10.10, 3.11.3, and 3.11.2
        • Default Python version is now 3.11.3
      • Python buildpack v1:
        • Add Python 3.10.10 and 3.11.2
        • Default Python version is now 3.11.2

30 March 2023

  • You can now remap and redirect URL paths in your apps on App Platform. For example, if you have the existing path /your-app/api/functions/js/post in your app, you can create a rewrite that masks that path with the simpler path, /your-app/api/post. Or you can redirect traffic from a specified path to a different URL on the internet.

    Additionally, app routing information is now specified under the ingress stanza of app specs.

For more information, see all App Platform release notes.