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.
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DigitalOcean Floating IPs are publicly-accessible static IP address that you can assign to Droplets and instantly remap to other Droplets in the same datacenter.
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Load balancers distribute traffic across pools of Droplets for high availability setups.
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Restrict traffic with network-based, stateful firewalls for Droplets.
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IPv6 is intended to replace IPv4 and provide a larger address space, increased security, and other benefits. DigitalOcean currently only supports IPv6 for Droplets. You can enable IPv6 on a Droplet to gain access to its 16 configurable IPv6 addresses.
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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. Traffic within a VPC network doesn’t count against bandwidth usage.
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Latest Updates

12 October 2021

  • You can now opt out of DigitalOcean automatically creating DNS records for Let’s Encrypt certificates during SSL certificate creation, load balancer creation, and SSL forwarding rule management.

  • Released v1.65.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release includes a number of new features:

    • The --ha flag was added to the kubernetes cluster create sub-command to optionally create a cluster configured with a highly-available control plane. This feature is in early availability
    • The kubernetes cluster sub-commands now include a “Support Features” field when displaying version options
    • The --disable-lets-encrypt-dns-records flag was added to the compute load-balancer create sub-command to optionally disable automatic DNS record creation for Let’s Encrypt certificates that are added to the load balancer

21 September 2021

31 August 2021

For more information, see the full release notes.