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Can I Pay for Another Account?

Posted October 18, 2014 2k views

Am I able to pay another account’s bills through my account or transfer that other account’s droplet onto me?

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Unfortunately that is not possible currently but you can transfer a droplet to your account (keep in mnid that the IP address will not be transferred along with the droplet) by taking a snapshot of it, transferring the snapshot to your account, and creating a new droplet off the snapshot, see Easily Transfer Snapshots Between Accounts | DigitalOcean.

  • What does transferring a ‘snapshot’ mean? Can I pay for a transferred droplet from this account?

  • A snapshot is a backup of a droplet that can be used to create a new droplet just like the original.
    you can create that with a click on a button from your DO control panel and easily transfer that once it’s created between accounts. Currently it requires no payment (not since the last time I checked).

    So yes you can transfer the backup(i.e. snapshot) of your droplet between accounts and use it to recreate a new identical droplet(with a NEW IP address) but you will NOT be able to transfer a live droplets at the moment.

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