Reserved IP Quickstart

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.

Create and Assign Reserved IPs

To create a reserved IP:

  1. From the control panel, open the Create menu, then click Reserved IPs.
  2. In Search for a Droplet, choose the Droplet you want to point the reserved IP to, and click Assign Reserved IP.

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 link in the header text.

Reassign Reserved IPs

To reassign a reserved IP to a different Droplet:

  1. From the Networking page, click the Reserved IPs tab.
  2. Open the More menu of the reserved IP you want to reassign and click Reassign.
  3. In Search for a Droplet, choose the new target Droplet.

Unassign Reserved IPs

To unassign a reserved IP:

  1. From the Networking page, click the Reserved IPs tab.
  2. Open the More menu of the reserved IP you want to reassign and click Unassign.

Assigned reserved IP addresses are free, but unassigned reserved IP addresses are not. Learn more about reserved IP pricing.

Delete Reserved IPs

To delete a reserved IP:

  1. From the Networking page, click the Reserved IPs tab.
  2. Open the More menu of the reserved IP you want to delete and click Delete.
  3. Confirm that you want to Delete the Reserved IP in the confirmation window.