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 new Droplets or Kubernetes clusters with 1-Click images for WordPress, LAMP, Ghost, and hundreds more. Our 1-Click images have preconfigured environments with all the prerequisites installed.
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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.
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Enable backups to automatically create system-level disk images of Droplets on a weekly schedule with no configuration required.
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Upload custom images to use guest operating systems and pre-packaged libraries on DigitalOcean Droplets.
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Store Docker images in your own private registry
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Latest Updates

Upcoming Changes

  • FreeBSD 12.1 has reached its end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, you can now only deploy the FreeBSD UFS and ZFS image via the API. We will remove the images from the platform on 11 March 2021.

28 June 2021

  • The Ubuntu 16.04 and Fedora 32 images have been removed from the API.

26 May 2021

  • Ubuntu 16.04 has reached its end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, you can now only deploy the Ubuntu 16.04 image via the API. We will remove the Ubuntu 16.04 image from the platform on 26 June 2021.

  • Fedora 32 has reached its end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, you can now only deploy the Fedora 32 image via the API. We will remove the Fedora 32 image from the platform on 26 June 2021.

27 April 2021

  • Fedora 34 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

For more information, see the full release notes.