Why is there no free trial available?

March 10, 2014 51k 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
21 Answers

Free DigitalOcean trial is available! Your options are pretty much:

1. Use the referral link here; for first month of $10 droplet for free or two months of $5 droplet for free.

2. Trial 3-days free DigitalOcean on Cloudways here; it's one of the easiest ways to quickly deploy a fully managed server (optionally with a ready installed WordPress) in a matter of minutes.

Option 1. You need to enter credit card details.
Option 2. Just register an account; no credit card details needed.

Hope this help!

Openshift is free, why this isn't?
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.


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.

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.

I am a developer and I wanted to build a plugin for discourse backups to digital ocean. Unfortunately for having an account I HAVE to enter my credit card details. Since I will only use this account to test the functionality of my plugin I don't want to give my private details. As soon as I put in test creditcard numbers, digital ocean complains. Isn't there a way to use a test version for developers without having to put a real creditcard to the account??

DO number 1. I want to use DO.

How to get a free trial from DO? Thank you!

I need a coupon 50$, Can you help me share it? please!

Ca you share me a coupon, please!

Help me! I need a free trial.

You can get $10 free credit when you create an account using this link (friend referral): https://m.do.co/c/5c3410952f71

Click the link and sign up, then you will have $10 free credit <3

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