Why is the droplet limit set at 5 at a time (without raising a support case)?

Posted August 14, 2014 3.5k views

Presuming billing is properly setup and/or there is a credit balance, I don’t see why the number of simultaneous droplets is so low.

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Unfortunately, we’ve needed to implement an initial limit on the number of droplets that you can launch in order to help us curb abuse and fraud. We’re happy to increase it when needed, simply open a support ticket requesting it. We just like to build up a bit of a relation with the user first.

  • Once the relation with the user is built up, shouldn’t the limit be expandable in an automated fashion?

    For example, I am looking at building a “click and go” tiered webservice as a subscription for some potential clients. However, there are 5 droplets needed for the initial service (they may be resized or added-to later per client demands).

    If I get two customers purchasing the service from me at the same time, or additional customers come along before support raises my limit, I look bad.

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!