Run your startup on DigitalOcean

We remove the complexity and unpredictability from choosing which cloud to run your startup on. We ensure your cloud bills are predictable and affordable, while providing your business with a range of powerful compute options and networking tools that will scale with your business.

Why do startups choose DigitalOcean?


Powerful and simple

We are committed to making sure our cloud is easy for small businesses to use. Combining our compute flexibility, easy-to-use UI, powerful API, and extensive documentation, DigitalOcean’s cloud helps you save time on infrastructure so you can focus on building your business.

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Predictable pricing

Considering the significance of cost-control in a startup environment, predictable bills are critical on the path to profitability. We know that cash is important to companies just starting to build their product, establish market fit, and hire talent. Our pricing model makes it easy for you to reliably forecast your costs, which is essential for early stage organizations.

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Pricing that scales with your startup

Bandwidth costs can be substantial, perhaps even making up a majority of your cloud computing costs. And since you’ll often see bandwidth costs phrased as pennies per GB, you might dismiss this cost as negligible. 

We charge only ~10-20% of what other clouds do for bandwidth. The savings can easily add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars for apps that require large scale.

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Build and scale your startup with the developer cloud

While your cloud architecture will look different depending on the type of business you’re building, we wanted to showcase the types of DigitalOcean products that startups use to power their ideas.


Flexible compute

Our compute options give your startup the ultimate flexibility. Choose from our low-cost Basic Droplets or dedicated CPU Droplets, including CPU-Optimized and General Purpose Droplets. We also have Memory-Optimized Droplets when you need more compute power.

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The startup journey

Whether you are just getting started or scaling your startup, we are here to help support your growing business.

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Customer-driven Product Development

We’re here for our founders. As you begin your startup journey, we support you with a community of technical experts and access to other founders who share learnings and advice from their own businesses.

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Developing Your Startup, From Front to Back

With industry-leading price-performance, you can get started building your startup without worrying about cost. Between our compute options and 1-Click Apps Marketplace, we have everything you need to build your cloud stack – in minutes.

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Scaling Your Startups for Growth

With DigitalOcean tools like Managed Databases and Managed Kubernetes, we have you covered as your product needs evolve. Our product stack, global data center presence and our predictable, low pricing mean we can support you as your go into production and scale.

Running your startup on DigitalOcean

open quoteDigitalOcean is the perfect platform. They provide the processing power we need and stable infrastructure to power our APIs. It’s so easy and simple to spin up a virtual machine on DigitalOcean. Other cloud products require more training and are more complicated. As a startup, DigitalOcean is the perfect product because of their transparent pricing. I know what I will be spending and can keep costs in control.close quote

Carlos Espejo

Vice President of Infrastructure, Accern

Supporting startups throughout their entire journey

We know that decisions on hosting and infrastructure are only some of the big tech decisions that you must make when building your company. We have built relationships with other leading technology providers that help ensure you have the building blocks you need to succeed.

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Hear from a few of the thousands of startups relying on DigitalOcean to power their business

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open quoteWe've built a fast-growing SaaS for website speed optimization and DigitalOcean was with us since the beginning. We builtnitropack.ioon Kubernetes in DigitalOceanclose quote

Ivo Hristov

Co-founder & CTO of NitroPack

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open quoteWhen you're small and you have a good idea, you often don't have a ton of funds to do it. And that was just a big driver for us. DigitalOcean (DO) was a no brainer. DO had the functionality that we wanted, the price was awesome. So that was a huge push."close quote

Jason Harbert

Co-founder of Flowspace

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open quoteMore than anything, DigitalOcean lets us move fast. We were able to go from concept to applied testing in less than two weeks. And that’s thanks to DigitalOceanclose quote

Ahmed Reza

Founder and CEO of Yobi


Community & resources

DigitalOcean’s Community Tutorials, Tech Talks, and product docs help you get started quickly. Here are a few resources available for our startup community.

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