Compute

Our suite of compute products lets you create the infrastructure you want, whether you want to build applications by managing your own infrastructure with Droplets, implement modern container-based methodology with Kubernetes, use a fully-managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment with App Platform, or go serverless with DigitalOcean Functions.

DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs). Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use. Choose from a variety of Droplet plans to get right resources (like CPU, RAM, and storage) for your workload.
DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and block storage volumes.
App Platform is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering that lets you publish code directly to DigitalOcean servers without worrying about the underlying infrastructure, runtimes, or dependencies.
DigitalOcean Functions is a function as a service (FaaS) offering that lets you run your local serverless code in the cloud using Node.js, Python, Go, or PHP without managing any backend infrastructure.

Latest Updates

Upcoming Changes

  • Starting 1 July 2022, some of our pricing is changing. These changes will go into effect for the July bill which customers will receive in the 1 August invoice.

    • We are introducing a new $4 Droplet with 512MB memory, 10GB SSD Disk, 1 vCPU and 500GB of outbound data transfer.

    • We are simplifying pricing for DigitalOcean Kubernetes and some Managed Databases for better accuracy and predictibility.

    • Droplets, Snapshots, Load Balancers, Floating IPs, and Custom Images are increasing in price.

    There is no change to pricing for Spaces, backups, volumes, DigitalOcean Container Registry, or App Platform. There are also no changes to inbound data transfer or bandwidth pricing.

    This is our first major price change in 10 years, and we believe the new model better fits our understanding of our customers and the expanded breadth of our offerings. For a more detailed breakdown of the changes, see our blog post on our new pricing.

23 May 2022

25 April 2022

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (ubuntu-22-04-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

13 April 2022

  • We have updated the default version of Python in the Python buildpack has been updated from 3.9.9 to 3.10.4. You can configure the Python version used at runtime by specifying a runtime.txt file at the root of your source code. For more information and configuration options, see the Python Dev Guide.

For more information, see the full release notes.