Containers and Images

DigitalOcean provides a variety of images that you can use to create Droplets and Kubernetes clusters, like Linux and FreeBSD distributions, container distributions, 1-Click Applications, and a container image registry.

In addition, you can take snapshots for on-demand disk images of Droplets and volumes, enable backups for automatic weekly Droplet images, and upload custom images to create Droplets with other operating systems or pre-packaged libraries. You can manage the images you create or upload to your account in the Images section of the control panel.

Create snapshots to save on-demand copies of DigitalOcean Droplets or volumes to your account. Use snapshots to create new Droplets and volumes with the same contents.
Enable backups to automatically create system-level disk images of Droplets on a weekly schedule with no configuration required.
Create new Droplets or Kubernetes clusters with 1-Click images preconfigured for WordPress, LAMP, Ghost, and hundreds more.
Upload custom images to use guest operating systems and pre-packaged libraries on DigitalOcean Droplets.
Store Docker images in your own private registry

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.

25 April 2022

22 March 2022

  • Centos Stream 9 (centos-stream-9-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

9 March 2022

For more information, see the full release notes.