Why is there no free trial available?

March 10, 2014 23.6k views
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
6 Answers
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.
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.
Openshift is free, why this isn't?


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.

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