By Glitch Team

February 15, 2022

Glitch and DigitalOcean make deploying your apps even easier

The web has been evolving since its earliest days—creativity and innovation drive that constant change. Through vision, code, and collaboration people reshape the web and create new experiences and sometimes even new genres. That idea of people building together is why we make Glitch, and why we’re excited to give you an early look at some work we’ve been doing which allows you to deploy to DigitalOcean straight from the Glitch editor, with one-click!

Glitch is the easiest way to build the web, but sometimes you need a little more after the build. Maybe your full stack app needs more compute power as it grows. Maybe that SQLite database is bursting at the seams and you need an upgrade to Postgres or MySQL. DigitalOcean has you covered. Just bring an API token, add it to your project’s .env file, and with a couple clicks you’ll deploy your app to DigitalOcean’s App Platform. The best part? Redeploying only takes a click, so you can keep building on Glitch and make your changes live on DigitalOcean any time you want.

Getting started is easy! You’ll need a DigitalOcean account. If you don’t have one and want to try it out you can sign up here and get $100 in free credits for new accounts. On the DigitalOcean side all you’ll need to do is to create an access token. Then, in your project,  you just need to add your access token to your .env file as a variable called DIGITALOCEAN_ACCESS_TOKEN. Glitch will walk you through a couple quick prompts to get your project prepared and create a new app on App Platform. In just a minute, you’ll have your app set up for one-click deploy to DigitalOcean!

Want to learn more about the details of deploying to DigitalOcean? We’ve got a Help Center article all about it.

Our love of building together applies to Glitch, too. We share new features early because we want to evolve them along with the community. So we’ve created a playlist of apps to help you get started deploying to DigitalOcean and a form to collect community feedback. If you have a feature suggestion or you make an app that deploys to DigitalOcean we want to hear about it—we would love to feature it on the blog or in our newsletter. We can’t wait to see what you build with Glitch and DigitalOcean.