What is '1gb' size?

Posted March 5, 2018 2.9k views

Your api call /v2/sizes returns 1gb plan for 10$/mon and s-1vcpu-1gb for 5$/mon. What’s the difference? And where can I find the first on your web page?

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1gb and similar are representing old Droplet sizes. There’re here for compatibility reasons and will be removed later this year.
s-1vcpu-1gb are new Droplet plans.

Check out the New Size Slugs for Droplet Plan Changes document and the official announcement for more information.

  • Why do old one have twice bigger prices?

    • Check out the two articles I linked in the previous posts.
      As of January 16th, DigitalOcean has the new pricing model. Droplets are now less expensive and offer more resources than before.

      To ensure API compatibility, you can still create old Droplets via API (you can’t via Control Panel). If they’ve removed old Droplets from API, they would break applications using API for other users.
      With this, it’s ensured users have enough time to update their applications to use new Droplets.

      • Yes, I’ve read them. But why is DO offering same plans for twice bigger prices? Isn’t it logical to reduce prices for old plans?

        • I don’t know reasoning for sure, but I can guess.

          Earlier, they was only Normal Droplets.
          Later on, they introduced High CPU Droplets and High Memory Droplets.

          Now, as that was not really intuitive, they have decided to change the scheme, so
          s-* are standard Droplets, and others are optimized for specific use case.

          So, they don’t want to keep 1gb notation, as now they’re multiple 1gb offerings.

          They probably could update the old ones one, but this way, they’re sort of legacy, so you know you need to change them.