How many droplets can i create from a single Plan.

September 26, 2014 4.8k views


I am very new to this Digital Ocean. I have one $10 plan, Can i create multiple droplets from this plan without extra cost ( eg. Do i have to pay $20 if i create 2 droplets.). My plan is to host Ruby on Rails on One droplet and wordpress application form another droplet.


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It has cost if I destroy a Droplet and I again create? How many times can be created to destroy ? Thank you .


the pricing plans are listed here. One plan = one VPS (virtual server). You can host multiple domains/sites on one droplet or create multiple droplets (each charged separately). DO currently limits 5 droplets per user. However, if you wish, you can create a ticket from your administration with this request and they will increase the limit for you.

  • I have the same question as ravisth7, but I'm not sure if the answer above addresses it completely.

    Does it mean that if I sign up for a $10/mth plan, I get charged $10/mth per droplet I create? Or does it mean that so long as I don't exceed the 2TB transfer and 30GB memory according to the plan, I only get charged $10/mth regardless of how many droplets I create (within the droplet limit)?

    What is the point of creating separate droplets vs using a single droplet to host several websites?

  • Once again, DO calls its virtual servers droplets - each droplet that you spin up is a new virtual server. In other words, one plan = one droplet = one virtual server:

    • if you create one 10$ droplet, you get charged 10$ per month
    • if you create two 10$ droplet, you get charged 20$ per month
    • if you create one 10$ droplet and one 20$ droplet, you get charged 30$ per month

    The transfer limits are applied per droplet. So, if you create one 10$ droplet, this droplet has 2TB transfer limit (per month). Once this monthly transfer limit has been exceeded, the cost of bandwidth is $0.02 per GB over the limit.

    There are many reasons to create separate droplets, such as load balancing, high availability, ... But, in general, it is enough to spin up one droplet for multiple (basic) websites.

  • Thanks! That helps...

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