MySQL Pricing

MySQL is an open source, object-relational database built with speed and reliability in mind. Its large and active developer community has created many third-party applications, tools, and libraries that expand MySQL’s functionality.


There are two kinds of database cluster plans you can choose from: single node clusters and high availability clusters.

  • Single node clusters begin at $15.00 per month for a single node cluster with 1 GB of RAM. Single node clusters are not highly available, but they feature automatic failover. We recommend these clusters for preliminary development and testing.

  • High availability clusters begin at $30.00 per month for a 2 GB RAM/1 vCPU primary node with at least one $30.00 per month matching standby node for automatic failover.

    You can add or remove standby nodes at any time. Other features, like point-in-time recovery and read-only nodes, vary by database engine. Learn more about feature availability.

  • Read-only nodes begin at $15.00 per month. Read-only nodes are replicas of a cluster’s primary node located in additional geographical regions.

Inbound and outbound data transfer is included in the price of the cluster.

Machine Type

All managed databases are deployed onto Droplets. You can choose to deploy your managed database on a Droplet with a CPU that is shared with other DigitalOcean users, or deploy it on a machine with a dedicated CPU.

Learn more about shared CPU vs. dedicated CPU and the best use cases for each kind of plan in Choosing the Right Droplet Plan.

Machine Type CPU vCPUs Memory
Basic Shared 1 - 8 1 - 16 GB RAM
General Purpose Dedicated 2 - 40 8 - 160 GB RAM
4 GB RAM / vCPU
Storage-Optimized Dedicated 2 - 32 16 - 256 GB RAM
8 GB RAM / vCPU
150 - 225 GB SSD / vCPU

Review the region availablity matrix to see which machine types are available for each region.