Unable to create more than 1 droplet using API "You have reached your droplet limit"?


I’m new to DigitalOcean and I’m trying to build a ruby application that creates 10 droplets and use SSH to create local posts.

I have a basic account and it shows I can create up to 15 droplets whereas when I try to create using Ruby & API it show’s me the following error:

C:/Ruby24-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.4.0/gems/droplet_kit-1.4.3/lib/droplet_kit/error_handling_resourcable.rb:14:in `block (2 levels) in included’: 403: {“id”:“forbidden”,“message”:“You have reached your droplet limit.”} (DropletKit::Error)

Kindly suggest what’s I’m doing wrong.



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Hello, all

If you want to increase your droplet limit you’ll need to follow these steps:

You can request a Droplet limit increase via your DigitalOcean Control panel. Then go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Profile’ -> And hit the 'Increase’ button.

Once there, you’ll want to click the Increase link to open the form to increase your account’s current limit.if you’re having a limit of 25 the option to increase the limit to 50 should work instantly and the limit will be increased to 50 droplets.

If you require a higher limit, then fill out the form and after you’ve submitted the form, it will then be passed on to DigitalOcean’s support team for review.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Hello friend!

That should be returning from our side, meaning there should be no error in anything you are doing. I’ve made some changes on this end to try to mitigate this. Can you try again for me? It may be a good idea to go ahead and open a support ticket if it continues.

Kind Regards, Jarland