Droplets

DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware. Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.


Quickstarts and intermediate tutorials to get started.
How to accomplish specific tasks in detail, like creation/deletion, configuration, and management.
Resources on native tools for working with Droplets, troubleshooting, and Droplet metadata.
Explanations and definitions of core concepts in Droplet.
Features, plans and pricing, availability, limits, known issues, and more.
Get help with technical support and answers to frequently asked questions.

Latest Updates

2 August 2023

  • We have released new plans for Basic Droplets with Premium CPUs with different vCPU:RAM ratios.

    The new plans are available through the control panel and the API for all data centers. However, plans with a 1:4 vCPU:RAM ratio (like the 2 vCPU and 8 GB RAM plan) are not yet available in LON1, SGP1, and NYC1.

    Click here to view the full list of new plans.
    Slug vCPUs RAM (GB) Disk (GB) Transfer (TB) Price
    s-2vcpu-8gb-amd 2 8 100 5 $42.00 per month
    s-4vcpu-16gb-amd 4 16 200 8 $84.00 per month
    s-8vcpu-32gb-amd 8 32 400 10 $168.00 per month
    s-1vcpu-1gb-35gb-intel 1 1 35 1 $8.00 per month
    s-1vcpu-2gb-70gb-intel 1 2 70 2 $16.00 per month
    s-2vcpu-2gb-90gb-intel 2 2 90 3 $24.00 per month
    s-2vcpu-4gb-120gb-intel 2 4 120 4 $32.00 per month
    s-2vcpu-8gb-160gb-intel 2 8 160 5 $48.00 per month
    s-4vcpu-8gb-240gb-intel 4 8 240 6 $64.00 per month
    s-4vcpu-16gb-320gb-intel 4 16 320 8 $96.00 per month
    s-8vcpu-16gb-480gb-intel 8 16 480 9 $128.00 per month
    s-8vcpu-32gb-640gb-intel 8 32 640 10 $192.00 per month

    The previous plans for Basic Droplets with Premium CPUs are no longer available in the control panel, but remain available through the API and CLI with the same slugs.

    Click here to view the full list of deprecated plans.
    Slug vCPUs RAM (GB) Disk (GB) Transfer (TB) Price
    s-1vcpu-1gb-intel 1 1 25 1 $7.00 per month
    s-1vcpu-2gb-intel 1 2 50 2 $14.00 per month
    s-2vcpu-2gb-intel 1 2 60 3 $21.00 per month
    s-2vcpu-4gb-intel 1 4 80 4 $28.00 per month
    s-4vcpu-8gb-intel 1 8 160 6 $56.00 per month
    s-8vcpu-16gb-intel 1 16 320 9 $112.00 per month

26 July 2023

  • We have reenabled the creation of new resources in SFO2 for all customers.

17 July 2023

  • Ubuntu 18.04 has reached end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, this image is now only via the API. We will remove the Ubuntu 18.04 image from our platform in 30 days.

For more information, see all Droplets release notes.