Simple, predictable pricing

Always know what you'll pay with monthly caps and flat pricing across all data centers.

Droplets(Virtual machines)

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  • Deploy in seconds

  • Scale up on demand

  • Run any workload - from mission critical apps to low traffic sites

Managed Kubernetes

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  • Simple, managed Kubernetes

  • Free control plane included

  • Scale automatically, increase availability

App Platform(PaaS)

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  • Build, deploy and scale apps quickly

  • No infrastructure management required

  • Highly scalable

Managed Databases

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  • Worry-free setup and maintenance

  • Free daily backups, automated failover

  • PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Redis

Spaces Object Storage

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  • S3-compatible object storage

  • Highly scalable

  • Built in CDN

Volumes(Block Storage)

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  • Block storage

  • Highly available

  • Easy to scale, resize, and move between droplets

Load Balancers

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  • Let's Encrypt and HTTP/2 support

  • Compatible with Droplets and DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Container Registry

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  • Easily store and manage private container images

  • Transfer container images over hight-speed HTTPs connections to servers across four continents

Select Location and Type
Instance name On-Demand hourly rate vCPU Memory Storage Network performance Actions
Tiger Nixon System Architect Edinburgh 61 2011/04/25 $320,800 Action
Garrett Winters Accountant Tokyo 63 2011/07/25 $170,750 Action
Ashton Cox Junior Technical Author San Francisco 66 2009/01/12 $86,000 Action
Cedric Kelly Senior Javascript Developer Edinburgh 22 2012/03/29 $433,060 Action
Airi Satou Accountant Tokyo 33 2008/11/28 $162,700 Action
Brielle Williamson Integration Specialist New York 61 2012/12/02 $372,000 Action

Platform benefits

All the capabilities you need to build and scale your apps, included at no additional cost.

  • Build and deploy 3 free static sites for free

  • Free DNS management

  • Transfer to and within VPCs is free, create as many VPCs as you want for no additional cost

  • Free container registry with 1 repository, 500MB storage, and 500MB outbound transfer

  • Free floating IPs when assigned to a Dropletr

  • Free cloud firewalls

  • Industry leading bandwidth pricing, Droplets include free outbound data transfer, starting at 1000 GB/mo

  • Collect metrics on visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and get free alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure

Industry-leading bandwidth pricing

Keep your bandwidth costs low with generous transfer quotas and
outbound overage at just $.01/GB..

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    $0.01 /GB

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    $0.05 /GB

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    $0.08 /GB

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    $0.12 /GB

Droplets include free outbound data transfer, starting at 1,000 GB/month. Excess data transfer is billed at $0.01/GB.


We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Apple pay requires a Safari browser. For additional payment options, including wire transfer, purchase orders, and ACH, please contact us. Note that when you add a card, we may send a temporary pre-authorization request to the issuing bank. This pre-authorization charge is immediately released by DigitalOcean but may take a few days to clear from your card depending on the bank.

DigtalOcean billing cycles are monthly. Typically, on the first day of each month we invoice and automatically charge your account’s primary payment method for the previous month’s usage. In some cases, we might charge if your usage exceeds a threshold. You can also login and self pay the balance at any time.

No. Your card is only charged at the end of the billing cycle or upon exceeding a usage threshold. Pre-authorization charge: When you add a card, we may send a preauthorization request to the issuing bank. This is to verify that the card being added has been issued by the bank and that they will authorize any charges in future. These temporary pre-authorizations are typically $1 but can vary in range and are immediately canceled by us. Depending on your bank, it might take a few days for the charge to clear from the card.

We’re required by law to apply taxes in some countries..

When you power off your Droplet, you are still billed for it. This is because your disk space, CPU, RAM, and IP address are all reserved, even while powered off. Therefore, charges are made until you destroy the instance..

Check out the docs to learn how to destroy Droplets , Kubernetes clusters, Managed Databases clusters (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis), Spaces, Volumes , Firewalls , and Load Balancers.

Yes, you can set up billing alerts and we will email you if the monthly spending exceeds an amount you specify.

You will never be billed more than the monthly cost of your Droplet. All Droplets are billed hourly up to a monthly cap of 672 hours (the number of hours in 4 weeks). If you use your server for fewer than 672 hours during the month, you will be billed for each hour that you used it. If you use your server for more than 672 hours that month, you will be billed at the monthly cost. For example, if you spin up a $10/mo Droplet and use it for 336 hours, then you would be charged $5 (going by the hourly rate). If you use that Droplet for 700 hours, then you would be charged $10 (capped at the monthly rate).

Your card will be charged only after you have utilized the free credits. For example, if you received a $100 credit for 60 days, then that $100 credit is automatically applied to your account. If you spend $25 in that timeframe, then your card will not be charged. If you spend $300, then the $100 credit would be fully utilized and your card will be charged only $200. Since the credit is valid for 60 days, you won’t be able to use any remaining credit after 60 days.

We charge you for the underlying compute on which the 1-Click Apps runs.

To remove a credit or debit card, click the “...“ menu of the card, then click Delete. In the Confirm Delete Card window that opens, click Delete to remove the card. You cannot remove a card if it is the default payment method for your account or if it’s the only card left on your account.

Yes, you can make pre-payments with PayPal. Pre-payments let you pay ahead of time for future resource usage. When your account balance is due, we apply pre-payments before we charge any credit or debit cards.

We do not offer refunds. If there are extenuating circumstances, contact support.

Our pricing calculator uses 672 hours (hours in a 31-day month) to calculate the monthly cost for each provider. On-demand prices are shown. Prices are drawn from the following data centers: DigitalOcean: Prices consistent throughout all data centers GCP: US East (Iowa) AWS: US East (Ohio) Azure: US East (no state specified) The configurations we’ve used from other providers for this comparison are as follows: AWS- t3.micro, t3.small, t3.medium, t3.large, t3.xlarge, t3.2xlarge, m5.4xlarge, m5.4xlarge, m5.12xlarge, m5.12xlarge, m5.12xlarge, c5.large, c5.xlarge, c5.2xlarge, c5.4xlarge, c5.9xlarge GCP- f1-micro, g1-micro, n1-standard-4, n1-standard-8, n1-standard-16, n1-standard-32, n1-standard-64, n1-standard-96, n1-highcpu-4, n1-highcpu-8, n1-highcpu-16, n1-highcpu-32, n1-highcpu-64 Azure-B1S, B1MS, B2S, B2MS, B4MS, B8MS, A8m v2, A8m v2, D32 v3, D32 v3, F2s v2, F4s v2, F8s v2, F16s v2, F32s v2 The pricing calculator does not account for all available discounts. The pricing calculator does not include backups or snapshots, which incur an additional fee. DigitalOcean acknowledges that there is some variability and complexity in other providers’ pricing. If you wish to better understand the pricing for one of the providers included in our pricing calculator, we recommend you use the pricing calculators/lists from those providers. The pricing calculator was last updated on February 13, 2019.