Are there any resource/API usage limits?

  • Posted September 15, 2012


We would like to know if there are any resource usage limits, like a maximum number of droplets per account or total aggregated RAM allocated for all droplets. It is a common practice for cloud providers with pay-as-you-go billing to implement some default limits to prevent system abuse.

Also, no rate limits are mentioned in your API documentation.



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@Maxwell: You can view your droplet limit on this page: <a href=“”></a>

What is the current limit?

Apparently things have changed. Digitalocean no longer seems willing to increase the initial limit. Here is a message that I received from Josh @ DO support, it took my 4 days to finally get this answer, so I guess it is as clear as it can get. <br> <br> <br>Posted on 07/18/13 at 14:29 <br> <br>Hello, <br>Great question! Right now as you could tell we do have limitations in place in terms of the amount of droplets you can create. Currently we cannot facilitate droplet increases but, do have plan in the future to allow users to increase that amount. Right now we do not have an exact ETA but, should be happening in the foreseeable future. <br> <br>Warmest Regards, <br>Josh <br>DigitalOcean Support <br> <br>

We do limit the number of droplets that a customer can run and we upgrade that limit as you begin to more. <br> <br>We just need to verify that the account is legitimate and then the limits are raised. <br> <br>If you run into any limits please open a support ticket and we’ll work with you to get it raised. <br> <br>Thanks