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.
VPC is available at no additional cost.
Traffic between your resources inside of a VPC network does not count against your bandwidth billing transfer allowance. Traffic from one VPC network to another VPC network uses a public interface and does count against your bandwidth allowance.
VPC networks can vary in size from
/24 up to
/16. The default size is
VPC is available in all regions.
A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a private network interface for collections of DigitalOcean resources. VPC networks are private networks that contain collections of resources that are isolated from the public internet and other VPC networks within your account, project or between teams in the same datacenter region. This means your resources, such as Droplets and databases, can reside in a network that is only accessible to other resources in the same network.
You can use VPC networks to organize and isolate resources into a more secure infrastructure for your applications, execution environments, and tenancies. VPC networks also give you more control over your infrastructure’s networking environment: you can select your network’s IP range, set up cloud firewalls, and configure internet gateways.
You can create a variety of new resources in a VPC network, but you can’t migrate all kinds of resources between networks. The following table lists Digitalocean resources compatible with VPC networks and which ones support migration:
|Resource Type||Create within VPCs||Migrate between VPCs|
|Droplets||Creation supported.||Migration supported using snapshots.|
|Managed databases||Creation supported.||Native migration supported.|
|Kubernetes clusters||Creation supported.||Not supported.|
|Load balancers||Creation supported.||Not supported.|
|Spaces||Not applicable.||Not applicable.|
|Volumes||Not applicable.||Not applicable.|
We do not support VPC networks between resources in different datacenter regions.
VPC network ranges cannot overlap with the ranges of other networks in the same account. The IP ranges available for VPC networks are the same as those outlined in RFC 1918.
VPCs do not support multicast, broadcast, or jumbo frames (Ethernet frames with more than 1500 bytes of payload).
Resources do not currently support multiple private network interfaces and cannot be placed in multiple VPC networks.
We reserve a few addresses in each VPC network and subnet for internal use, including the network ID and the broadcast ID.
10.246.0.0/24 IP address ranges are reserved in all regions for DigitalOcean internal use. We also reserve the following IP ranges in the these regions:
You can now change the default VPC network for a region. When you change the default VPC network for a region, the new default network will be automatically selected during applicable resource set ups unless otherwise specified.
All Droplets created after 1 October 2020 are placed into a VPC network by default. You can no longer manually enable VPC networking on existing Droplets. You can migrate existing Droplets into VPC networks using Snapshots.
The SFO3 datacenter region is now available.
For more information, see all VPC release notes.