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

27 September 2021

  • Debian 11.0 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

31 August 2021

28 June 2021

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

For more information, see the full release notes.