App Platform Pricing

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.

App Platform has three pricing tiers:

  • Starter: Free. Good for trying App Platform and deploying static sites. You can build and deploy 3 static sites for free on the Starter tier. Every additional static site costs $3.00 per month.
  • Basic: Starts at $5.00 per month (for one container. Good for prototyping apps.
  • Professional: Starts at $12.00 per month (for one container). Good for deploying production apps.

If your dynamic app has static site resources, all of them will be deployed at no additional charge on the Basic and Professional tiers.

Container Pricing

An app is made up of one or more resources like web services, databases, or workers. When you run an app, we deploy an instance (that is, a container) for each of the resources. The table below shows the monthly pricing per container and the available container sizes for the Basic and Professional tiers.

CPUs RAM Basic Price Professional Price
1 shared 512 MiB $5.00 per month -
1 shared 1 GiB $10.00 per month $12.00 per month
1 shared 2 GiB $20.00 per month $25.00 per month
2 shared 4 GiB $40.00 per month $50.00 per month
1 dedicated 4 GiB - $75.00 per month
2 dedicated 8 GiB - $150.00 per month
4 dedicated 16 GiB - $300.00 per month

Containers and static sites (service, worker, static site, and job resources) are billed by the second, starting at a minimum of one minute. Databases (both development and production) are billed by the hour, starting at a minimum of one hour.

You can learn about what operations count towards bandwidth usage on the billing page.

The total cost of running a component is determined by the container size multiplied by the number of containers.

Bandwidth Pricing

App Platform bundles a certain amount of bandwidth per component for the Starter, Basic, and Professional tiers.

Feature Starter Basic Professional
Outbound transfer 1 GiB 40 GiB 100 GiB

If an App Platform component uses more bandwidth than this, it will be billed at a rate of $0.10 per GiB.

Only bandwidth from responses sent by the CDN (Content Delivery Network) counts towards this allotment, while bandwidth from requests does not. For example, if your app makes a request to a Droplet, that request will not count towards the app’s bandwidth allotment, but the Droplet’s response will count towards the Droplet’s bandwidth allotment, and will be billed with the Droplet’s rate if it exceeds its own transfer limit. All products have their bandwidth pooled separately.

Therefore, in App Platform, only egress traffic to external PoPs (Points of Presence) counts towards the app’s bandwidth allotment and may be charged.

Additionally, the total bandwidth is not allocated on the first day of the month. It’s prorated across the entire 28 days. This means that on the first day of the month, the App receives 1/28th of its monthly bandwidth allotment. If the App usage goes beyond this limit, we bill it at a rate of $0.10 per GiB.

Additional Pricing

If you need more resources than what is included in the Starter, Basic, and Professional tiers, then the following prices apply.

Additional development databases are $7.00 per month per 512MB database. Additional outbound data transfer is $0.10 per GiB extra in a month.

You can view the pricing for DigitalOcean Managed Databases, Spaces (object storage), and DigitalOcean Functions on the pricing page.