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

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.
Restrict traffic with network-based, stateful firewalls for Droplets.
Manage DNS for Droplets, DigitalOcean Load Balancers, and non-DigitalOcean resources all in the same place.
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.
Load balancers distribute traffic across pools of Droplets for high availability setups.
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.
DigitalOcean DDoS Protection provides free, always-on protection from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks for applicable DigitalOcean resources.

Latest Updates

1 July 2023

  • We no longer bill for outbound data transfer that we determine is dropped by a DigitalOcean firewall rule. Learn more about bandwidth billing.

5 June 2023

24 January 2023

  • We have deprecated our legacy load balancer scaling system in all datacenter regions. This includes the deprecation of the do-loadbalancer-size-slug annotation for DigitalOcean Kubernetes load balancers.

    Horizontal scaling is now available in all regions.

For more information, see the full release notes.