Containers and Images

DigitalOcean provides a variety of images that you can use to create Droplets and Kubernetes clusters, like Linux 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 or daily 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 Backups & Snapshots 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 weekly or daily 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 Apps 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

5 June 2024

1 May 2024

22 April 2024

  • We’ve corrected a bug where image types other than snapshots could be listed using the GET /v2/snapshots endpoint. This behavior was strictly limited to image types that the user was properly authorized to access, such as backups and custom images.

For more information, see the full release notes.