Networking

Secure and control the traffic to your applications with private networking, traffic filtering, and load balancing.

Manage DNS for Droplets, DigitalOcean Load Balancers, and non-DigitalOcean resources all in the same place.
DigitalOcean Reserved IPs are publicly-accessible static IP address that you can assign to Droplets and instantly remap to other Droplets in the same datacenter.
Load balancers distribute traffic across pools of Droplets for high availability setups.
Restrict traffic with network-based, stateful firewalls for Droplets.
Compared to IPv4, IPv6 provides a larger address space, increased security, and other benefits. Enable IPv6 on a Droplet to gain access to its 16 configurable IPv6 addresses.
VPC
A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a private network interface for collections of DigitalOcean resources. VPC networks provide a more secure connection between resources because the network is inaccessible from the public internet and other VPC networks.

Latest Updates

Upcoming Changes

  • Starting 1 July 2022, some of our pricing is changing. These changes will go into effect for the July bill which customers will receive in the 1 August invoice.

    • We are introducing a new $4 Droplet with 512MB memory, 10GB SSD Disk, 1 vCPU and 500GB of outbound data transfer.

    • We are simplifying pricing for DigitalOcean Kubernetes and some Managed Databases for better accuracy and predictibility.

    • Droplets, Snapshots, Load Balancers, Floating IPs, and Custom Images are increasing in price.

    There is no change to pricing for Spaces, backups, volumes, DigitalOcean Container Registry, or App Platform. There are also no changes to inbound data transfer or bandwidth pricing.

    This is our first major price change in 10 years, and we believe the new model better fits our understanding of our customers and the expanded breadth of our offerings. For a more detailed breakdown of the changes, see our blog post on our new pricing.

16 June 2022

  • We have renamed the Floating IP product to Reserved IPs. The Reserved IP service retains the same functionality as the prior service.

    We have added new API endpoints and fields (reserved_ips) to reflect the name change, but the service’s original Floating IP endpoints and fields (floating_ips) will remain available until the fall of 2023. Please update any automation, scripts, or services that use these endpoints to reflect these changes.

    If you are using the Projects API to query Reserved IP resources, the endpoint still returns reserved IP addresses in the floating_ips field.

15 June 2022

  • UDP support is now available for all DigitalOcean Load Balancers. This includes UDP support for DOKS load balancers.

    To use UDP for DOKS load balancers, clusters must use Kubernetes version 1.21.11-do.1, 1.22.8-do.1, or higher.

15 April 2022

For more information, see the full release notes.