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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

  • Tax collection for Iceland beginning 1 March 2020

    We will begin charging a 24% Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers in Iceland starting 1 March 2020. Charges will appear on the April invoice. Business customers will be able to enter a registered VAT ID on the billing page by 11 March 2020.

  • Restrictions on Spaces in AMS3 Applied Until Datacenter Expansion Planned for February 2020

    We are expanding the AMS3 datacenter to address capacity and load issues with Spaces in that region. We plan to finish the expansion in February 2020.

    Some temporary restrictions apply to Spaces in AMS3 until the datacenter expansion is complete: as of July 2019, you cannot create new Spaces in AMS3; as of September 2019, we applied allowance and rate limits on uploads to existing Spaces in AMS3.

12 February 2020

  • We have renamed the Limited Availability (LA) product lifecycle stage to Early Availability (EA) to better represent the status of products in that stage. Products in Early Availability are fully functional but not yet production-ready, and may be enabled only for specific user groups as part of an incremental roll-out strategy.

5 February 2020

  • v1.14.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider is now available. This release includes a bug fix for projects containing many resources and exposes the Droplet IDs for individual nodes in Kubernetes clusters.

4 February 2020

  • Released v1.38.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds the ability to set Kubernetes node pool labels as well as support for deleting multiple Kubernetes clusters with a single command.

  • Released several improvements for seeking support, including a new support starting page that allows you to search DigitalOcean's product documentation, marketplace, and community tutorials from a single location.

30 January 2020

  • The following distributions have reached end of life. Their distribution images are now deprecated and will be removed from the control panel and API on 1 March 2020:

    • Ubuntu 19.04
    • FreeBSD 12.0
    • Fedora 28
    • Fedora 28 Atomic
    • Fedora 29

    If you need to use these distribution versions, you can create Droplets from a snapshot of a Droplet with that version or from a custom image.

For more, see our full release notes.