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

8 September 2020

  • Fedora 30 has reached its end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, you can now only deploy the Fedora 30 image via the API. We will remove the Fedora 30 image from the platform on 8 October 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.

26 May 2020

For more information, see the full release notes.