Spaces How-Tos

Spaces Object Storage is an S3-compatible object storage service. Spaces buckets let you store and serve large amounts of data, and the built-in CDN minimizes page load times and improves performance.

Getting Started

Create a Spaces bucket to store and serve large amounts of data. Create multiple Spaces buckets at no additional cost to use as logical units for segmenting content.
Upload files from your local computer to make them available in a Spaces bucket, download files from a bucket to your local computer, and delete files from a bucket to stop serving them.
Use folders to organize files in a Space and make them conceptually easier to manage.
Destroy a Spaces bucket to permanently and irrecoverably destroy the bucket and all of the files in it. Your Spaces subscription ends automatically when you destroy your last bucket.
Migrate buckets to and from DigitalOcean Spaces with Flexify.IO
Migrate data between regions by using Rclone to transfer data between two Spaces buckets.

Access Control

Share objects in your Spaces buckets using Quick Share links, the AWS SDK, or Cyberduck.
Change the permissions of files to make them visible to anyone on the internet or only to owners of the Space). Create a quick share link to give time-bound access to a private file.
Set the permissions of a Spaces bucket’s file listing, which is an XML list of the bucket’s contents, to public (visible to anyone on the internet) or private (visible only to users with access keys to the bucket).
Allow people or programs to co-manage Spaces with the owner of the Spaces bucket using access keys or DigitalOcean Teams.

Content Delivery Network

Enable the built-in Spaces content delivery network (CDN) to deliver content faster and more reliably and add an extra layer of redundancy for websites.
Set the Spaces CDN’s edge cache TTL or purge the cache to manage when edge servers refresh their content.
Use a secure subdomain you own as an alternative endpoint for the Spaces CDN.


You can preserve, retrieve, and restore every version of every object stored in your buckets using S3 Versioning.
Set file metadata like Content-Type, Cache-Control, Content-Encoding, Content-Disposition, and custom key-value headers.
Configure Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) to let client web applications loaded in one domain interact with resources in a Spaces bucket.