Stop overpaying for hosting

Discover the freedom of hosting WordPress with Sail

Unlimited visits

Users should never have to pay for monthly visits, or be forced to more expensive plans.

Unlimited domains

As many installs as you need, as many additional domains as you like, with free SSL and Multisite support.

Flexible storage

Media-heavy site? No, you don't need a larger server. Simply provision more storage at 10c per GB.

Owned by you

Your DigitalOcean account, with full root access via SSH, instant full site and database backups.

Any plugins you like

Any caching plugin your like, your favorite CDN, your go-to backups solution, even custom PHP mods.

No management fees

Sail is free. You're only paying your cloud provider resources usage, from as low as $5 per month.

Frequently asked questions

What is Sail?

Sail is a CLI (command-line interface) utility to provision, deploy and manage WordPress applications in the DigitalOcean cloud.

I am not a developer. Can I use Sail?

Yes, however some experience with CLI-based tools, such as Git, Npm, WP-CLI, etc. is highly recommended.

How much does it cost?

Sail is completely free and open source.

DigitalOcean pricing starts at $5/mo. Optional premium services available from $9/mo.

To put that into perspective: hosting 5 websites with a combined 300k monthly visits and 40 GB of uploads costs $175 per month on average with today's leading WordPress hosting providers. With Sail on DigitalOcean you could be paying only $9 per month.

Can I use Linode, Vultr, Amazon or Google Cloud with Sail?

Not at this time. It is on our radar though.

How do I get started?

Our knowledgebase is a great place to get started. Or if you prefer a step-by-step tutorial, here's a good one. If you'd like to learn more about Sail, visit our full FAQ.

If you're still not sure that Sail is a good fit for your business, schedule a free call, we'll do a quick demo, and answer all your questions about Sail. No strings attached.

Pricing & Download

Forever free.

Sail is free to use and we're committed to keeping it that way. You'll still need to pay your DigitalOcean bills based on the cloud resources you consume.


All core features to provision, deploy and manage your WordPress site and domains in the DigitalOcean cloud:

  • Provisioning & scaling
  • Full root access to provisioned servers
  • Atomic deploys & rollbacks
  • Custom domains with Let's Encrypt SSL
  • Local backups and restores
  • Community support
  • No lock-in, leave any time


Additional premium features and support available for a small monthly fee.

  • Managed backups
  • Image optimization & WebP
  • Uptime and health monitoring
  • and more...