Windows Server on Basic Droplet

  • Posted February 17, 2022

We are checking the basic droplet ($48 or $96) hosting for demo/testing environment. Is it possible to install Windows server OS?


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Hi windev,

Unfortunately DigitalOcean does not support direct windows ISO at the moment but you can always create your own Windows image then upload it.

If you are feeling stuck feel free to contact me

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Hello there,

Unfortunately at this time, we do not have native support for Windows OSs on Droplets. You may be able to achieve this however by creating your own custom Windows ISO image and then using that when creating your Droplet.

Currently, DigitalOcean only allows the deployment of Linux based OS’s.

NOTE: This is not natively supported on the platform (choosing a Windows OS when you deploy your droplet).

We’d recommend that you add your vote to the Windows Server idea on our Product Ideas Board as well as comment on your use-case there so that our teams can better understand your needs.

Hope that helps!

Regards, Alex

DigitalOcean does not offer any Windows images and I don’t think there is any support for doing an ISO install yourself.

Simon Founder & CEO SnapShooter