MySQL Hosting on DigitalOcean Cloud: Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) management, monitoring and maintenance on dedicated clusters

MySQL on DigitalOcean

Fully managed hosting service for MySQL on DigitalOcean - automate your management in the cloud.

Why Choose ScaleGrid?

Why is ScaleGrid a better choice over DigitalOcean Managed Databases for MySQL?

46% Higher Throughput

In benchmarks, ScaleGrid MySQL achieves 46% higher throughput vs. DigitalOcean Managed Databases on average across write-heavy workloads.

30% More Storage

ScaleGrid MySQL features 30% more storage in the DBaaS plans compared to DigitalOcean Managed Databases.

Superuser Access

ScaleGrid provides superuser access for users who require advances configuration and customization for their MySQL database.

Custom Replication

ScaleGrid gives you access to custom replication configurations for high availability deployments on DigitalOcean.

Reduced Costs

Looking to reduce your MySQL hosting costs? DigitalOcean Droplet instances are extremely cost-effective, averaging 28% less expensive than AWS and 26% less than Azure. ScaleGrid's fully managed database hosting saves you on average 122% on your monthly AWS hosting costs and 140% on Azure.

Fastest Performance

ScaleGrid MySQL provides 40% higher throughput on average over DigitalOcean Managed Databases for MySQL, and up to 46% higher throughput in write-intensive workloads - at the same cost.

Locally Attached SSD

Access high performance, locally attached, solid state drives. SSD disks provides considerable performance advantages both in the form of higher throughput and lower latency compared to other cloud providers such as AWS or Azure.

Whats Included?

Explore the powerful features of ScaleGrid's MySQL management tools available on DigitalOcean:

  • High availability
  • Backups & restores
  • Advanced security
  • Dynamic scaling
  • Slow Query Analyzer
  • Monitoring & alerts

Affordable Pricing on DigitalOcean

Simple pricing for your MySQL deployment needs:



Deploy MySQL on a Dedicated standalone DigitalOcean instance.

Replica Set


Deploy MySQL on a Dedicated high availability DigitalOcean replica set.

ScaleGrid vs. Top Managed MySQL Competitors

ScaleGrid vs. Top Managed MySQL Competitors

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Solid pricing, fast and attentive customer service and backed up with a nice and intuitive online management UI and detailed monitoring/performance reporting.

With about 10 or 15 minutes setup, I had a fully functional PostgreSQL 12.x server up and running, with 300GB capacity, no hidden traffic fees, and total costs just a couple of hundred dollars a month.

I couldn't imagine having to do this manually. It has saved us countless hours of work and it will continue to do so in the future. Managing our clusters day to day is so easy, I really can't believe it.

Deploy your MySQL database in any DigitalOcean Region

MySQL hosting globally available on DigitalOcean:

ScaleGrid MySQL hosting on DigitalOcean worldwide map of all 10 supported global datacenter regions


  • New York CIty - NYC1
  • New York CIty - NYC2
  • New York CIty - NYC3
  • Toronto - TOR1
  • San Francisco - SFO1
  • San Francisco - SFO2
  • San Francisco - SFO3


  • Amsterdam - AMS2
  • Amsterdam - AMS3
  • London - LON1
  • Frankfurt - FRA1

Asia Pacific

  • Singapore - SGP1
  • Bangalore - BLR1

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MySQL DigitalOcean FAQ

What is MySQL DigitalOcean?

MySQL is the worlds most popular open source database that is commonly deployed on popular developer-friendly cloud provider, DigitalOcean, to host organizations application data in the cloud.

How do I connect MySQL DigitalOcean?

Find your MySQL DigitalOcean connection details on the Overview tab of your console. You can connect through your connection string, the command line, or through MySQL Workbench. Learn more

How to scale MySQL DigitalOcean?

Scale MySQL DigitalOcean at ScaleGrid in just a few clicks. Find the Scale button on your Overview page, select your new plan size, and click Scale to automate the operation.

How to import MySQL DigitalOcean?

You can import your MySQL DigitalOcean data into your new deployment from a remote server using the import tool, or using the command line tools. Learn more

How do I backup MySQL DigitalOcean?

Find your MySQL DigitalOcean backup tool on the Overview tab of your deployment, and open to start an on-demand backup or customize your backup schedule. Learn more

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