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Platform Overview

Droplet access, SLAs, and user responsibility.
Information on the distribution versions we provide and our policies on updating and deprecating images.
An overview of what live migrations are and how they affect users.
Availability and retirement procedures for the stages of DigitalOcean product releases.
DigitalOcean product availability and compatibility by datacenter region.

What's New

Upcoming Changes

24 November 2020

  • Fedora 31 has reached its end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, you can now only deploy the Fedora 31 image via the API. We will remove the Fedora 31 image from the platform on 24 December 2020.

18 November 2020

  • Redis 6 Managed Databases are now available. Redis 6 includes enhanced security features and client-side caching. You can no longer create Redis 5 clusters, but Redis 6 clusters are fully backwards compatible.

12 November 2020

  • v2.2.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider is now available. This release adds a new digitalocean_ssh_keys data source and a digitalocean_custom_image resource.

10 November 2020

  • Improved build caching for all App Platform build environments. Dependencies and other data are now cached and reused between builds to improve performance. Dockerfile builds continue to make use of Docker layer caching.

    The Hugo buildpack received some updates:

    • The default version has been upgraded to 0.78.0.
    • Added support for running Hugo as a Service component. The default and recommended behavior is to deploy it as a Static Site.
    • Removed the implicit build command—a build command is now required. Existing apps have had their specs automatically updated.

  • Released v1.52.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds a --force-rebuild flag to doctl apps create-deployment.

  • We have released Storage-Optimized Droplet plans. Storage-Optimized Droplets have NVMe SSD storage and are best for extra-large databases, caches, and analytics workloads.

    All users can now create Storage-Optimized Droplets in AMS3, FRA1, LON1, NYC1, and SFO3 using the control panel, API, or CLI. The slugs for the new plans are so-2vcpu-16gb, so-4vcpu-32gb, so-16vcpu-64gb, so-24vcpu-128gb, and so-32vcpu-256gb.

  • We have reduced the prices of Memory-Optimized Droplets by about 11%. Existing Memory-Optimized Droplets will be charged at the lowered price from the month of November on, reflected in the December invoice.

For more, see our full release notes.