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DigitalOcean is a platform with software listings from independent vendors that run on cloud resources. This guide describes how to launch QuestDB via the DigitalOcean marketplace using the official listing. This document also describes usage instructions after you have launched the instance, including hints for authentication, the available interfaces, and tips for accessing the REST API and web console.


The prerequisites for deploying QuestDB on DigitalOcean are as follows:

  • A DigitalOcean account (sign up using

Create a QuestDB Droplet#

DigitalOcean has a marketplace which offers 1-Click Apps reviewed by their staff. QuestDB is available on the marketplace recently, so setup using this method is preferred:

  1. Choose a region closest to you
  2. At the Authentication section, enter your SSH public key, or set a password
  3. Set a hostname for the droplet such as questdb-demo
  4. Leave all other settings with their defaults, and click Create Droplet at the bottom of the page

After 30 seconds, QuestDB should be ready to use. To validate that we set everything up successfully, copy the Droplet's IP address by clicking on it and navigate to http://<IP ADDRESS>:9000/ where <IP ADDRESS> is the IP address you just copied. The interactive console should load and we can start querying the database and inserting data.

Disabling authentication#

If you would like to disable authentication for Postgres wire protocol or InfluxDB line protocol, comment out the following lines in the server configuration file:

Disabling interfaces#

Interfaces may be disabled completely with the following configuration:

API creation#

In addition to creating a Droplet from the QuestDB 1-Click App via the control panel, you can also As an example, to create a 4GB QuestDB Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You’ll need to either save your API access token to an environment variable or substitute it into the command below.