DigitalOcean Container Registry

The DigitalOcean Container Registry (DOCR) offers all the security of a private Docker image registry, with extra tool support that enables easy integration with your Docker environment and DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters. These registries are private, and co-located in the datacenters where DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters are operated, ensuring secure, stable, and performant rollout of images to your clusters.

To create a registry and get started, see the DigitalOcean Container Registry Quickstart.

Plans and Pricing

DOCR has three subscription plans:

  • Starter: Free offering that lets you try out DOCR.
  • Basic: Allows more repositories and storage needed for larger projects. Costs $5.00 per month.
  • Professional: Allows unlimited number of repositories and 100 GB of storage to scale up your projects even further. Costs $20.00 per month.
Features Starter Basic Professional
Monthly Price $0.00 per month $5.00 per month $20.00 per month
Repositories 1 5 Unlimited
Storage 500 MiB 5 GiB 100 GiB
Extra Storage Not Available $0.02 per GiB $0.02 per GiB
  • Extra storage is charged at the end of the day and is prorated based on the number of days your storage exceeds the quota in the given month.
  • In the future, each plan will have a bandwidth allowance and additional outbound data transfer (from the registry to the internet) will be $0.10 per GiB.

Regional Availability

DOCR’s availability is not tied to any particular region in the availability matrix.


  • Secure, private storage of your Docker images.
  • Automatic configuration of your Docker environment
  • Automatic configuration of your DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters
  • Automatic global load balancing across caching endpoints in multiple geographic regions
  • Ability to store any artifact that is compatible with OCI-based registries, such as Helm charts


  • Each DigitalOcean account can only create one registry, although a registry may contain multiple repositories.
  • Registry names must be globally unique and not collide with the registry names of other users.
  • Untagged images are not displayed in the control panel. However, you can delete untagged manifests using doctl and free up space in your registry.
  • Manifest lists (for example, multi-arch images) are supported but may not display correctly in the control panel.
  • The name of a registry must:
    • Be unique across all DigitalOcean container registries
    • Be no more than 63 characters in length
    • Contain only lowercase letters, numbers, and/or hyphens
    • Begin with a letter
    • End with a letter or number

Latest Updates

24 November 2020

  • Released v1.53.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds support for container registry garbage collection of untagged manifests.

2 November 2020

28 April 2020

  • Released v1.43.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release updates container registry features from beta to early access.

For more information, see all Container Registry release notes.