Release Notes

Release notes track incremental improvements and major releases for the DigitalOcean cloud platform.

November 2018

November 13

November 1

  • Value Added Tax (VAT) collection for Switzerland and Turkey has begun. Charges will appear on the December invoice.

October 2018

October 26

October 24

October 23

  • Droplets created from custom images now support snapshots and backups.

October 19

October 18

October 16

  • The initial beta release of our Projects API is now available for testing allowing you to manage projects and assign resources to them with our API and official clients. See the API changelog for additional details.

October 5

October 1

September 2018

September 27

  • Released the Spaces content delivery network (CDN).

  • Deprecated the Spaces free trial.

  • Released v1.0.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider, including new attachment resources for volumes and floating IPs, support for Let’s Encrypt certificates, auto-formatting for volumes, and CAA domain records, and more. Learn more:

September 25

  • Released custom image support which allows customers to upload their Linux and Unix-like images to their DigitalOcean account and use them to create Droplets.

September 13

  • New One-Click Application Droplets that you create with the Cloud UI will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For the next 60 days (through November 12, 2018 11:59pm EST), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS-based One-Clicks will continue to be available alongside the 18.04 version through the API.

  • Removed deprecated Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and MEAN One-Clicks from the control panel.

September 11

  • Began incremental release of invoice aggregation for users with more than 3000 invoice line items.

  • Removed the list of environments (Production, Staging, Development) from the list of project purposes when creating projects. Added them as a separate dropdown on the Project Settings page.

  • Fixed a bug where a project containing only domains displayed an empty state that required users to scroll to access their domains.

  • Fixed a bug where domains with capital letters were not displaying the project on the Domain page.

September 10

August 2018

August 14

August 9

August 1

July 2018

July 27

  • The default Ubuntu base image for Droplets has been updated from 16.04.4 to 18.04.1. For details about 18.04.1, see Ubuntu’s release notes.

July 25

Released the following control panel updates:

  • Users can organize their resources into projects to fit the way they work. Projects allow users to group their Droplets, Spaces, Load Balancers, domains, and Floating IPs to align with the applications, environments, clients, and projects that they host on DigitalOcean
  • The main navigation of the control panel moved from top navigation to left navigation with updated styles.

The changes are scheduled to reach all users by July 28.

July 24

  • You can now edit the card holder name, expiration date, CVC code, and billing address for existing credit card on the Account Billing page.

July 19

July 18

July 17

July 16

July 12

July 11

July 10

  • Private networking isolation was released in the AMS2, BLR1, and TOR1 datacenters. Communication over the private network in those datacenters is now restricted to other resources within an account or team.

July 3

  • FreeBSD 11.2 is now available through the Cloud UI and through the API using the slug freebsd-11-2-x64-zfs.

July 1

June 2018

June 25

  • Released new documentation site for the DigitalOcean Control Panel with updated content and product-specific navigation and search to help readers more readily learn how to use DigitalOcean.

June 22

  • Spaces will send billing data for active users within 2 hours of usage, down from a 4-5 day processing time. Previously, some users who were not billed for overages because of the processing delay may see their bill go up based on their actual usage.

  • GitLab One-Click application has been updated with the following changes:

    Updated From To
    Kernel 4.4.0-119-generic 4.4.0-128-generic
    GitLab Community Edition 10.6.4 dee2c87 11.0.0 b84bfb5

June 19

June 13

  • Updated RancherOS container image from 12.0 to 14.0. Customers can learn more about the new version on Rancher’s release page.

June 11

  • Expanded Droplet View allows customers using the Dashboard to click on a Droplet and quickly view additional information about the Droplet without having to go to the Droplet Page. It also updates the list of Droplets to display at a glance whether or not Backups are on/off and if a Floating IP is attached.

June 5

May 2018

May 22

May 17

  • Turned on Droplet Search in the top navigation for all users. Allows users to quickly search for Droplets by name or IP address and go directly to the Droplet Page.

May 16

May 11

  • Fixed issue with 2FA QR code generation for authenticator applications. Users with usernames over 26 characters were unable to generate a QR code. We now render up to 65 characters of a user’s entire email address and truncate if it is longer. This prevents errors for users with long email addresses, and renders more information in authenticator applications to help users with multiple accounts have more context.

May 8

May 1

  • Fedora 28 base image has been released using the slug fedora-28-x64 and fedora-28-x64-atomic. The images are now public to all users.

April 2018

April 30

  • Burst support rolled out to all nine block storage regions.

    Performance Expectations

    Droplet Type IOPS Throughput
    Standard 5K 200 MB/s
    Std (Burst) 7.5K 300 MB/s
    Optimized 7.5K 300 MB/s
    Optimized (Burst) 10K 350 MB/s

April 27

  • Ubuntu 18.04 is now available through the Cloud UI and via our API using the slug ubuntu-18-04-x64

April 24

April 20

  • Debit cards from any country can be used for payment once a temporary pre-authorization charge of $1 is successful.

April 17

  • 1vCPU Optimized Droplet launched.

  • Spaces users no longer need to cancel their Spaces subscription via the Spaces UI when they want to stop using Spaces. Now, any time a Spaces user destroys their last Space, their pro-rated $5/month billing (if not in the free trial period) stops. Overage charges still apply if they were incurred prior to deletion of the last Space.

March 2018

March 30

March 20

  • Launched the new Dashboard experience to the control panel. The Dashboard replaces the Droplets page as the new default home page of the control panel. It provides “at-a-glance” visibility into active resources, like Droplets, Spaces, Load Balancers, Floating IPs, and Domains, month-to-date current billing usage, shortcuts to team management, and other common tasks without having to navigate to different, often hard-to-find, sections of the control panel.

March 14

February 2018

February 15

  • Resolved an issue where some Spaces customers were being rate limited even though they were well below the rate limiting threshold.

February 12

  • Number of days left in your 60 day Spaces free trial is now shown on trial opt-in page and on details modal.
  • Added improvements to reduce timeouts on the Spaces API.

February 9

February 6

  • Block storage cluster in Bangalore and London upgraded to Ceph Luminous, reducing median cluster latency by 50%

February 2

January 2018

January 29

  • Spaces now support:
    • version 4 of pre-signed URLs, allowing for easier use of 3rd party S3 compatible libraries.
    • scheduled deletion of objects via bucket lifecycle methods in the Spaces API.
    • previews of image, audio, and video files that are moused over in the control panel file browser.

January 25

  • Spaces are now available in the Singapore (SGP1) region.

January 17

  • Static Site Hosting and Custom Domains for Spaces have been released in Private Beta. Email to participate.

January 16

January 9