Projects Features

Projects let you organize your DigitalOcean resources (like Droplets, Spaces, and load balancers) into groups that fit the way you work. You can create projects that align with the applications, environments, and clients that you host on DigitalOcean.

Projects are a high-level organizational tool designed to make it easier to focus and navigate the control panel when your infrastructure scales. Using projects lets you sort resources into groups that match what you use those resources for. You can separate resources for different applications, work for different clients, or development and production environments.

All of your resources start in a single default project. You can move resources between projects in bulk or one at a time, and you can populate new projects when you create them.

Types of Resources

There are three types of resources:

Project-Based Resources Droplet-Based Resources Independent Resources
Must belong to a project Belong to projects via associated Droplet Cannot interact with projects
  • Droplets
  • Spaces
  • Load balancers
  • Domains
  • Kubernetes clusters
  • Apps
  • Attached volumes
  • Backups
  • Snapshots
  • Reserved IPs
  • Unattached volumes
  • Tags
  • Firewall rules
  • Alert policies

Project-based resources form the foundation of a project. All project-based resources must belong to a project, and you can directly assign them to one. If you create a project-based resource without a project specified, it is added to the default project.

Droplet-based resources are related to projects via the Droplet they’re associated with. You can access these resources from within a project through their associated Droplet or, for reserved IPs, directly from the project dashboard.

Independent resources do not interact with projects.