Reserved IP How-Tos

DigitalOcean reserved IPs are publicly-accessible static IP addresses that you can assign to Droplets and instantly remap between other Droplets in the same datacenter. Implement a failover mechanism with reserved IPs to build a high availability infrastructure.

Note
The Floating IP service is now called Reserved IPs. The Reserved IP service retains the same functionality as the prior service.

Getting Started

Create a reserved IP and assign it to a Droplet to use it as an additional publicly-accessible IP address.
Reassign reserved IPs to different Droplets within the same datacenter or unassign them entirely.
Bind public services to your Droplet’s anchor IP to make them highly available through a reserved IP.

Reserved IP Management

Manually add an anchor IP to Droplets created before October 2015 or Droplets created from custom images to be able to assign a reserved IP.
Delete reserved IPs to permanently remove them from your account.
Send outbound traffic from your Droplet over a reserved IP address.