Is there a DigitalOcean Free Trial Available?

March 10, 2014 57.6k views
DigitalOcean
Hi everyone, I'm interested in building an application on DO, but I'm not really able to lay down money I can't get back just to see if the service does what I want. I need to put a considerable amount of time and effort into learning your APIs and writing my app to interface with them, and I'm not keen to have a VPS running on my dime just for this purpose. I'd love to know the reasoning behind this. Being able to test a product before I buy it is very important to me, and if this is how new customers are treated, DigitalOcean just isn't right for me. Thanks
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  • MODERATOR EDIT:

    We currently offer a $100, 60-day Free Credit for new accounts that you can get by signing up here:

    LINK: https://try.digitalocean.com/performance/

    Frequently asked Questions:

    • How do I get the credit? If you are eligible, your free trial will start when you sign up for DigitalOcean. You will need a credit card so that we can verify your identity, but you will not be charged or billed during your free trial.

    • Who is eligible? New customers to DigitalOcean with a valid credit card are eligible. You are eligible if you have not previously signed up for the free trial.

    • How does it expire? 60 days after the credit was added, any remaining credit will be zeroed out. If you continue to use our paid services after the 60 days your credit card will be charged at the beginning of the following month.

    • What products can I use the credit on? You can use it on any services provided by DigitalOcean, for example all Droplet plans, Spaces object storage, Block Storage, and Load Balancers. NOTE: We offer this Free Trial to help make building amazing things on DigitalOcean as easy and accessible as possible. Mining cryptocurrencies doesn't fit that criteria and will result in removal of credits.

    END MODERATOR EDIT

    edited by aha
  • 1st and 2nd steps worked perfectly. But not able to do the 3rd step - no option available for entering the additional $15 credit in the billing page.

  • Hi,

    We have registered to DO but not from the https://try.digitalocean.com/performance/ URL. Is it still possible to get the 60 day free credit to test with?

    Thanks

24 Answers

Free DigitalOcean trial is available! Your options are pretty much:

1. Use the referral link here; for first month of $10 droplet for free or two months of $5 droplet for free.

2. Trial 3-days free DigitalOcean on Cloudways here; it's one of the easiest ways to quickly deploy a fully managed server (optionally with a ready installed WordPress) in a matter of minutes.

Option 1. You need to enter credit card details.
Option 2. Just register an account; no credit card details needed.

Hope this help!

Openshift is free, why this isn't?
You can search for digitaloceans promo codes, its not that hard to find.

Even without the promotion code, 1 day of testing on a 512M droplet is only $0.168, I don't think it's too much just for testing purpose.

Hi,

I googled and found that, right now they are not offering any Free trial promotion. But according to getspool, you can use promo codes for $10 Free credit, which is equivalent to 2 month of Free credit.

Check the digitalocean twitter account they usually have $10 promo codes.

You can also try retailmenot.com they are currently showing several discounts. Not very good success rates however.
It's $5 to test. You can spin up a server, run it for a few hours and it will cost you at most a few cents to test out.

I am a developer and I wanted to build a plugin for discourse backups to digital ocean. Unfortunately for having an account I HAVE to enter my credit card details. Since I will only use this account to test the functionality of my plugin I don't want to give my private details. As soon as I put in test creditcard numbers, digital ocean complains. Isn't there a way to use a test version for developers without having to put a real creditcard to the account??

DO number 1. I want to use DO.

How to get a free trial from DO? Thank you!

I need a coupon 50$, Can you help me share it? please!

Ca you share me a coupon, please!

Help me! I need a free trial.

You can get $10 free credit when you create an account using this link (friend referral): https://m.do.co/c/5c3410952f71

http://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=908984677fc0
Click the link and sign up, then you will have $10 free credit <3

Here is a friend referral link by which you will get $10 credit. https://m.do.co/c/28e562ea38d5

http://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=908984677fc0
Click the link and sign up, then you will have $10 free credit . DO is the best

Yes DigitalOcean is providing a free 14 Days Free Trial even with no credit card required you can try it now without credit card!

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