DigitalOcean billing cycles are monthly. On the first day of each month, we invoice and charge your account’s primary payment method for the previous month’s usage.

Invoices list the charges an account has accrued in a billing cycle. Charges include resources usage, like the Droplets you have run, how long you have run them, their size, and their cost. If your account does not use any resources, you do not receive an invoice.

When we create an invoice, we email a PDF of it to the address specified in the account profile. You can use teams to specify multiple billing contacts; all Owners and Billers on a team receive invoices.

Invoices are also visible on the Billing page, in the Billing history section:

The Billing History section of the Billing page

In this section, you can view the invoice in your browser, view or download the PDF of the invoice, and download a CSV of the invoice that has a more detailed breakdown of the charges. In teams, only Owners and Billers can access billing information in the control panel.

Invoices include reference information, like the invoice number, payment due date, and the name and email address on the account. You can update the account information displayed on invoices on the Profile page. Any changes you make are immediately visible on invoices you view thereafter.

The following limits apply to invoices:

  • We cannot change invoice and billing dates.

  • Invoices do not reflect PayPal pre-payments or credit/debit card payments. Invoices are not receipts for any such payments.

  • We bill exclusively in USD and all invoices are in USD. We do not invoice in local currency.

In addition to monthly invoice emails, you can opt into billing alerts, which are emails you receive when your monthly spending exceeds a threshold you define.