We like to downgrade the droplet from the 15.00 a month plan to 5.00 a month.

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Hi @unycyn,

This is often not an so easy task. Luckily, DigitalOcean have a pretty good documentation about it https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/resources/downsize/.

For data integrity reasons, DigitalOcean don’t provide the ability to downsize a Droplet through the control panel, but you can still switch to a smaller Droplet using common migration strategies. Basically, you would need to create a snapshot of the droplet, then destroy it and create a new $5 droplet based off the snapshot you just took.


  • Hello!
    How could I load the snapshot in the new droplet? It looks for downgrading digital ocean does not let you use the snapshot on the downgraded server. Could you please make a youtube video from it if it is possible? many people need to downgrade their droplets when they do not make money from it.