Images

DigitalOcean provides a variety of images that you can use to create Droplets, like Linux and FreeBSD distributions, container distributions, and 1-Click Applications.

In addition, you can take snapshots for on-demand disk images of Droplets and volumes, enable backups for automatic weekly Droplet images, and upload custom images to create Droplets with other operating systems or pre-packaged libraries. You can manage the images you create or upload to your account in the Images section of the control panel.

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.
Enable backups to automatically create system-level disk images of Droplets on a weekly schedule with no configuration required.
Upload custom images to use guest operating systems and pre-packaged libraries on DigitalOcean Droplets.

Latest Updates

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.

24 January 2020

  • RancherOS 1.5.5 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

22 January 2020

  • CentOS 8.1 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

18 December 2019

  • Fedora 31 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

For more information, see the full release notes.