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.
SnapShooter is a cloud backup and recovery solution. Use SnapShooter to back up servers, volumes, databases, and applications from DigitalOcean and other cloud providers.
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

4 May 2023

  • Fedora 38 (fedora-38-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

5 January 2023

  • The Fedora 35 distribution has reached end of life and is deprecated as of 6 January 2023:

    The image will be removed from the control panel starting on 6 January 2023 but will remain accessible for Droplet creation via the API for 30 days after the initial deprecation. If you need to use Fedora 35 after the image has been fully deprecated, you can create Droplets from a snapshot of a Droplet with that version or from a custom image.

15 December 2022

  • RancherOS images are no longer available for creating new Droplets in the control panel and API. Per our image deprecation policy notice was given 30 days ago via email. Existing RancherOS Droplets will continue to function normally.

For more information, see the full release notes.