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Simple, cost-effective cloud hosting services

DigitalOcean is renowned for its developer-friendly cloud infrastructure services, particularly appealing to small and medium-sized businesses and independent developers.

Founded in 2011, what sets DigitalOcean apart is its emphasis on simplicity and ease of use, combined with a transparent pricing model. Their signature offering includes Droplets (scalable compute instances), managed Kubernetes, and robust object storage solutions.

DigitalOcean excels in creating a community-focused environment, offering extensive resources like tutorials and documentation, making it an ideal choice for developers looking for a straightforward and accessible cloud service.

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What's good about DigitalOcean

  • Wide range of managed services: from databases to serverless to Kubernetes
  • Many VPS configurations available (GPUs, high memory, dedicated CPU)
  • Plenty of datacenter locations around the world
  • There's lots of guides, docs and community tutorials online

What does DigitalOcean do?

Here are some of the managed services that DigitalOcean offers:

DigitalOcean's Pricing

DigitalOcean's pricing model is usage-based. That means you pay each month based on the resources you configured.

Each VPS instance on DigitalOcean includes an allowance for outbound network traffic each month. The total monthly allowance is pooled from all the instances in your account.

Below are some example configurations and their estimated cost:

Example configuration Estimated cost
VM Small $6.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic)
VM Medium $48.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (Basic)
VM Large $168.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (CPU-Optimized)
Block Storage $10.00 / mo 100 GB
Object Storage $20.00 / mo 1 TiB
Load Balancer $12.00 / mo
Managed PostgreSQL $60.00 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 60 GB storage
Managed Redisยฎ* $15.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM
Serverless 25M Executions $34.69 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 100 GB - 10 TB / mo per instance
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $10.00

You can find DigitalOcean's latest pricing here.

Note: Our pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Where are DigitalOcean's data centers located?

Based on our records, DigitalOcean has at least 14 data center locations around the world:

Slug Country Location
syd1 Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Sydney
tor1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Toronto
fra1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Frankfurt
blr1 India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Bangalore
ams3 Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Amsterdam
ams2 Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Amsterdam
sgp1 Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
lon1 United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง London
nyc1 United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New York
nyc3 United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New York
sfo2 United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Francisco
sfo3 United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Francisco
nyc2 United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New York
sfo1 United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Francisco

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Our data for DigitalOcean was last updated on June 12, 2024.