There are two ways of working with DigitalOcean accounts: with individual accounts and with teams.
Individual accounts. Your individual account allows you, as a single user, to manage your infrastructure and billing.
Teams. Teams allow groups to work together, providing full access for developers as well as a role for one or more dedicating billing contacts. You can create teams from your individual account.
Account verification is automatic and happens usually within 30 days of opening and using your account. Under some circumstances, you may be asked to provide photo ID. After you become a verified user, you can manually charge your credit card by using the Pay now button on your billing page.
Once your account is verified, we will periodically increase your Droplet limit. You can also view your account or team’s Droplet limit and request an increase from your account settings page. After reviewing your request, we’ll be able to update your limit.
Before your account is verified, you can create volumes up to 500 GB in size. After your account is verified, you can create volumes of any available size.
To continue improving collaboration on DigitalOcean, we have begun incrementally converting existing customers’ personal accounts to team accounts.
To improve collaboration on our platform, a percentage of new signups on DigitalOcean will begin with a team account.
For more information, see the full release notes.