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.
Rocky 9 (
rockylinux-9-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
The following distributions have reached end of life and are deprecated as of 10 August 2022:
These images will be removed from the control panel starting on 10 August 2022 but will remain accessible for Droplet creation via the API for 30 days after the initial deprecation. If you need to use these distribution versions after the images have been fully deprecated, you can create Droplets from a snapshot of a Droplet with that version or from a custom image.
Rocky 8.6 (
rockylinux-8-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
For more information, see the full release notes.