DigitalOcean Kubernetes

DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains, integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and volumes, and can be managed programmatically using the API and command line. For critical workloads, add the high-availability control plane to increase uptime with 99.95% SLA.

Quickstarts and intermediate tutorials to get started.
How to accomplish specific tasks in detail, like creation/deletion, configuration, and management.
API and CLI reference documentation for the DigitalOcean Kubernetes service, including example requests and available parameters.
Explanations and definitions of core concepts in Kubernetes.
Features, plans and pricing, availability, limits, known issues, and more.
Get help with technical support and answers to frequently asked questions.

Choosing the best deployment platform for your business.
Maximize reliability with 99.95% uptime SLA for critical workloads and environments.
Framework to set up production-grade clusters.
Hands-on tutorial for going from day one to production on DOKS.
How customers build and scale their applications using DOKS and other DigitalOcean services.
Learn Kubernetes by starting with one of our preconfigured stacks.

Latest Updates

8 April 2024

  • Tokens returned by the /kubeconfig and /credentials endpoints now have custom scopes to provide read-only access to Kubernetes resources. Within DOKS clusters, operations to access Kubernetes objects are still available based on team role (owner, biller, or member) as before.

19 March 2024

  • We have added synchronous validation of LoadBalancer service annotations. If you provide invalid values, DOKS returns an error, thus preventing misconfiguration of your load balancer.

31 January 2024

For more information, see all Kubernetes release notes.