Sign up for a DigitalOcean Account

If you haven't already signed up for an account, this is the place to begin.


Visit the sign up page, where you have a choice between:

  • entering an email address and password
  • using Google Single Sign On
  • using GitHub Single Sign On

If you choose to use an email address and password, you will need to verify your email address using the email automatically sent to you.

DigitalOcean's terms of service prohibit creating new accounts and accessing existing accounts from OFAC-sanctioned countries. For more information, including a list of countries, see the Lawful Use of the Network section in our terms of service.

Account Verification

Account verification is automatic and happens usually within 30 days of opening and using your account. Under some circumstances, you may be asked to provide photo ID. After you become a verified user, you are able to manually charge your credit card by using the Pay now button on your billing page.

Droplet and Volume Limit Increases

Once your account is verified, we will periodically increase your Droplet limit. You can also view your account or team's Droplet limit and request an increase from your account settings page. After reviewing your request, we'll be able to update your limit.

Before your account is verified, you are able to create volumes up to 500 GB in size. After your account is verified, you are able to create volumes of any available size.

Multiple Accounts

If you need multiple accounts, we recommend looking into team accounts and projects. Teams let you invite multiple users to access and manage shared resources without sharing login credentials or billing information. Projects let you organize your resources into groups that fit the way you work, like aligning with the applications, environments, clients, or projects that you host on DigitalOcean.

Account Cancellation

You can cancel your account from the Settings page by clicking Deactivate Account. Before you can completely deactivate an account, you'll need to destroy its active Droplets and resolve any outstanding billing.