Release notes track incremental improvements and major releases for the DigitalOcean Cloud Platform.
- Updated RancherOS container image from 12.0 to 14.0. Customers can learn more about the new version on Rancher's release page.
- Expanded Droplet View allows customers using the Dashboard to click on a Droplet and quickly view additional information about the Droplet without having to go to the Droplet Page. It also updates the list of Droplets to display at a glance whether or not Backups are on/off and if a Floating IP is attached
- Released new Droplet feature to allow customers to boot Droplets from a Recovery ISO. Learn more in How To Recover from File System Corruption Using Fsck and a Recovery ISO.
- Block Storage Volumes for Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian 8+, CentOS, and Fedora Atomic can be automatically formatted and mounted when they are created.
- Turned on Droplet Search in the top navigation for all users. Allows users to quickly search for Droplets by name or IP address and go directly to the Droplet Page.
- Enabled users to sign up and sign in with their Google accounts. DigitalOcean users can switch their accounts back and forth between password-based and Google-based authentication.
- Fixed issue with 2FA QR code generation for authenticator applications. Users with usernames over 26 characters were unable to generate a QR code. We now render up to 65 characters of a user's entire email address and truncate if it is longer. This prevents errors for users with long email addresses, and renders more information in authenticator applications to help users with multiple accounts have more context.
- Load Balancers v1.5 is released to general availability in all regions, including backend upgrades, Let's Encrypt Integration, and HTTP/2 Support.
- Fedora 28 base image has been released using the slug
fedora-28-x64-atomic. The images are now public to all users.
Burst support rolled out to all nine block storage regions.
|Std (Burst)||7.5K||300 MB/s|
|Opti (Burst)||10K||350 MB/s|
- Changes to Droplet Bandwidth Billing announced. The new billing plan goes into effect June 1. Charges for June, if any, will appear on the July 1 bill. Customers can view usage and billing information on their billing page.
- Debit cards from any country can be used for payment once a temporary pre-authorization charge of $1 is successful.
1vCPU Optimized Droplet launched.
Spaces users no longer need to cancel their Spaces subscription via the Spaces UI when they want to stop using Spaces. Now, any time a Spaces user destroys their last Space, their pro-rated $5/month billing (if not in the free trial period) stops. Overage charges still apply if they were incurred prior to deletion of the last Space.
- Released the MEAN One-Click on Ubuntu 16.04, configured to install using
- Launched the new Dashboard experience to the Control Panel. The Dashboard replaces the Droplets page as the new default home page of the Control Panel. It provides “at-a-glance” visibility into active resources, like Droplets, Spaces, Load Balancers, Floating IPs, and Domains, month-to-date current billing usage, shortcuts to team management, and other common tasks without having to navigate to different, often hard-to-find, sections of the Control Panel.
- Improved notifications of when credits will be applied to an account.
- Resolved an issue where some Spaces customers were being rate limited even though they were well below the rate limiting threshold.
- Number of days left in your 60 day Spaces free trial is now shown on trial opt-in page and on details modal.
- Added improvements to reduce timeouts on the Spaces API.
- Block storage cluster in Bangalore and London upgraded to Ceph Luminous, reducing median cluster latency by 50%
- Deletion of a Space via the Cloud UI is disallowed if there are 100,000 or more objects in the Space. Once the Space has less than 100,000 objects within, it can be deleted by the Cloud UI.
- Spaces now support:
- version 4 of pre-signed URLs, allowing for easier use of 3rd party S3 compatible libraries.
- scheduled deletion of objects via bucket lifecycle methods in the Spaces API.
- previews of image, audio, and video files that are moused over in the Control Panel file browser.
- Spaces are now available in the Singapore (SGP1) region.
- Static Site Hosting and Custom Domains for Spaces have been released in Private Beta. Email email@example.com to participate.
- DigitalOcean upgrades Memory, SSD and vCPU across all Standard, Flexible and Optimized Droplet Plans.
- With the release in AMS3, we now have Block storage volumes in all regions.