How to use free trial of DigitalOcean without credit card or PayPal?

Posted July 26, 2020 7.9k views
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I wanted to use the free trial of DigitalOcean, however I do not have a credit card or PayPal, how could I make use of free trial of Digital Ocean?

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  • It’s possible.

    Sear for this: “elftronix digitalocean free credits”.

    That post has useful information and the link to get the $100 credit without a credit card, doesn’t look difficult.

    Have a nice one.

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Hi there @nangwang53,

According to the official documentation in order to create Droplets or other resources, you must have a valid payment method on your account even when using a promo code.

For more information you could take a look a the documentation here:


Hello Bobbyiliev,
I signed up for the 60-day trial with $100 credit but I ended up getting charged $5 in my paypal. Can you please help check?