Custom images are Linux and Unix-like images you import to DigitalOcean. You can create Droplets based custom images, which lets you migrate and scale your workloads without spending time recreating your environment from scratch.
After you upload a custom image to your account, you can create Droplets from that image in two ways:
Regardless of which method you choose, finish selecting your options on the Droplet create page, and then click Create Droplet. You can only create Droplets in the same region as your custom image, but you can add custom images to other regions.
After your Droplet is created, you can connect to it with SSH.