DigitalOcean provides a variety of images that you can use to create your Droplets, like Linux and FreeBSD distributions, container distributions, and One-Click applications.

In addition, you can create snapshots, enable backups, and upload custom images. You can manage the images you create or upload to your account in the Images section of the control panel.

  • Snapshots
  • Create snapshots to save on-demand copies of DigitalOcean Droplets or volumes to your account. Use snapshots to create new Droplets and volumes with the same contents.

  • Backups
  • Enable backups to automatically create system-level disk images of Droplets on a weekly schedule with no configuration required.

  • Custom Images
  • Upload custom images to use guest operating systems and pre-packaged libraries on DigitalOcean Droplets.