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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

4 August 2020

  • We have released a Droplet metadata endpoint which returns whether or not a Droplet is scheduled for a live migration. The impact of live migrations on Droplets is minimal, so users now only receive direct notifications for migrations that require us to power down a Droplet, which (except in emergencies) we send 7 days in advance.

31 July 2020

28 July 2020

23 July 2020

  • FreeBSD 11.4 UFS and ZFS base images are now available in the control panel and via the API.

For more, see our full release notes.