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!
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??