When will droplets based on ubuntu 20.04 LTS be available?

Posted April 23, 2020 3.7k views
Ubuntu 20.04

I think this is due to launch today so obviously not available yet, but hopefully DO are planning a release soon?

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Hello, @kennybedful

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS droplet image is now available in all regions and you can spin up a droplet using this image right away!

You can also check our updated guide on the initial server setup with Ubuntu 20.04 -


by Brian Boucheron
When you first create a new Ubuntu 20.04 server, you should perform some important configuration steps as part of the basic setup. These steps will increase the security and usability of your server, and will give you a solid foundation for subsequent actions. In this tutorial you will create a user, give them sudo access, and set up a firewall.

Hello, @dannymx

The process of upgrading the distribution is not always that straight forward. I will recommend you to backup your droplet (create a snapshot) and also backup your files and databases before doing a dist upgrade.

We’re working on the release of Ubuntu 20.04 tutorials at the moment and once we’re ready we will post about this in our social media accounts. Stay tuned!


Hi there @kennybedful,

We’re expecting to be able to launch the Ubuntu 20.04 image on our platform shortly. Our Engineers are working to test and ensure it is ready to go. We don’t have an exact release time to provide, but please keep an eye on our Images Release Notes here, which will be updated once Ubuntu 20.04 is live!

Hope that helps!
- Matt.