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i want to install droplet with ubuntu 18.04 or 16.04

i want to install droplet with ubuntu 18.04 or 16.04


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alexdo
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August 14, 2023

Hello @d8ddc7ee1163454c9e3cae1242

In additional to what’s already been mentioned. Both Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 have reached their end of life. The end of life of a software means the software has reached the end of its predefined support period. Beyond this date, the software won’t get any feature, maintenance or security updates. You may continue using the software past its end of life date but at your own risk.

I will recommend to check if your software/app can run on newer version of Ubuntu and then just spin up an up to date droplet.

Hope that this helps!

KFSys
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August 13, 2023

Heya,

since those are outdated distributions, they are no longer supported out of the box.

Having said that, you can use the custom-images feature to upload an Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 to your Droplet. Custom images are Linux and Unix-like images you import to DigitalOcean. You can create Droplets based custom images, which lets you migrate and scale your workloads without spending time recreating your environment from scratch.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/custom-images/

Bobby Iliev
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August 13, 2023

Hi there,

As of the time being, DigitalOcean supports the latest Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04.

If you want to create a Droplet with an older version of Ubuntu, you can use a custom image as described here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/custom-images/

Custom images are Linux and Unix-like images you import to DigitalOcean. You can create Droplets based on custom images, which lets you migrate and scale your workloads without spending time recreating your environment from scratch.

Best,

Bobby

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