How to Scale Your App in App Platform

  1. Go to https://cloud.digitalocean.com/apps, click on your app, and click on the Components tab.
  2. Click on the component you’d like to scale.
  3. Scale your application horizontally by increasing the number of containers, or vertically by increasing the container size.
    Tip
    The total cost of running a component is determined by the container size multiplied by the number of containers.
  4. Click Save.
Scale your app in App Platform.
A container is a single running instance of a service, worker, or static site component shipped on App Platform.
In App Platform, a load balancer is an unseen element of your app topology that handles routing and even distribution of incoming requests.
Scaling is the process of adding more capacity to a component in your app, either horizontally (more containers) or vertically (more CPU and memory per container).