How to Create Reserved IPs

A DigitalOcean Reserved IP address is a publicly-accessible static IP address that you can assign to a Droplet and then reassign to another Droplet later, as needed. You can 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.

To create a reserved IP from the control panel, click Create in the top right, then click Reserved IP.

Create menu

This takes you to the Reserved IPs page. When you have no reserved IPs, this page invites you to choose a Droplet and assign one.

To reserve and assign a reserved IP to one of your Droplets, locate the Droplet using the Search for a Droplet text box, then click Assign Reserved IP.

Note
If you try to assign a reserved IP to a Droplet created before 20 October 2015, a window will open with instructions on how to enable reserved IPs on older Droplets.

Once you have at least one address assigned, you can reserve additional reserved IP addresses in specific datacenters without assigning them to Droplets by following the click here link in the header text.