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

9 September 2022

  • Rocky 9 (rockylinux-9-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

10 August 2022

  • The following distributions have reached end of life and are deprecated as of 10 August 2022:

    • Debian 9
    • Ubuntu 21.10

    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.

8 August 2022

  • 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.