Spring Boot and DigitalOcean provide a straightforward and cost-effective way to deploy Java applications to the cloud. This guide introduces the integration of Spring Boot with DigitalOcean, explains the benefits of using DigitalOcean, and provides sample code with explanations to help you get started with deploying Spring Boot applications to the cloud.

Advantages of DigitalOcean for Spring Boot

Deploying Spring Boot applications on DigitalOcean offers several advantages:

  • Developer-Friendly: DigitalOcean offers a user-friendly platform for deploying and managing applications, making it accessible for developers of all levels.
  • Cost-Efficiency: DigitalOcean provides competitive pricing and transparent billing, allowing you to control costs effectively.
  • Scalability: You can easily scale your applications on DigitalOcean to handle increased workloads.
  • Managed Databases: DigitalOcean offers managed database services for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and other databases.

Deploying Spring Boot on DigitalOcean

To deploy a Spring Boot application on DigitalOcean, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your DigitalOcean account or create one if you don't have an account.
  1. Create a DigitalOcean Droplet, which is a virtual private server (VPS), and configure it for Spring Boot deployment.
  1. Securely access your Droplet using SSH and set up your Spring Boot application on the server.
  1. Install and configure the required software, such as Java and a web server (e.g., Nginx or Apache).
  1. Deploy your Spring Boot application to your DigitalOcean Droplet.
  1. Access your Spring Boot application running on DigitalOcean using your Droplet's IP address or domain name.

Sample Code for Spring Boot on DigitalOcean

Here's an example of a simple Spring Boot application that can be deployed on DigitalOcean:

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
public class SpringBootApp {
public static void main(String[] args) {, args);
class HelloController {
public String hello() {
return "Hello, DigitalOcean!";


Spring Boot and DigitalOcean offer a cost-effective and developer-friendly solution for deploying Java applications to the cloud. This guide introduced the integration, explained the advantages of DigitalOcean, and provided sample code for deploying Spring Boot applications. By using DigitalOcean, you can quickly and efficiently deploy and manage your applications in the cloud, making it an excellent choice for Java developers.