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DigitalOcean MySQL Hosting

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

Why Choose ScaleGrid for your managed MySQL database?

View all of our features and discover why ScaleGrid is the best choice for hosting MySQL DigitalOcean managed databases.


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


Superuser Access

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


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 with scaleable disk space. SSD disks provide 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 and resources of ScaleGrid’s MySQL management tools available:

Affordable Pricing on DigitalOcean

Simple pricing for your MySQL deployment needs. Choose your plan based on RAM and disk size:




Deploy MySQL on a Dedicated standalone DigitalOcean instance.


Replica Set


Deploy a MySQL database cluster on a Dedicated high availability DigitalOcean replica set with automatic failover.

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We support developers worldwide in everything from innovating startups to global enterprise brands:

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Deploy your MySQL database in any DigitalOcean Region

MySQL hosting globally available on DigitalOcean:


  • 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

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.

Yes. At ScaleGrid you can add read-only nodes to your cluster configuration in just a few clicks.

Find your database 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

You can import your data into your new deployment from a remote server using the import tool, or using the command line tools. Read our step-by-step guide in our documentation page for more detail. Learn more

Find your database backup tool on the Overview tab of your deployment, and open to create on-demand backups or customize your data backups’ schedule. Learn more

Get your time back and save some money along the way with fully managed MySQL in the cloud. Plans start at just $10/month, try free for 30-days.

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