Release Notes

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

Upcoming Changes

November 2019

November 19

November 14

November 8

November 4

October 2019

October 31

  • Memory-Optimized Droplets are now in general availability and are available in the NYC1 and SFO2 datacenter regions.

October 23

October 21

  • Ubuntu 19.10 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

October 11

  • Users can now see the sign-in method (email, email + 2FA, Google, or GitHub) for team members on the team account page in the control panel.

October 3

September 2019

September 24

September 23

  • DigitalOcean now supports 3-D Secure (3DS) second-factor payment authentication, allowing us to accept payment from banks that require it.

September 20

  • The Billing page in the control panel now splits the costs displayed between payment due and the amount not yet billed for the active billing cycle.

September 10

September 6

September 4

September 1

  • Value Added Tax (VAT) collection for South Korea and Quebec Sales Tax (QST) collection for Quebec, Canada have begun. Charges will appear on the October invoice.

August 2019

August 27

August 26

  • Volume limits for verified accounts have been raised from 10 volumes per account/500 GB of volume data per region to 100 volumes per account/16 TB per region. Unverified accounts are still limited to 10 volumes/500 GB. Learn more about account verification.

August 23

August 20

August 19

  • Began the incremental release of new block storage volume limits. By the end of the release, all verified accounts will be able to create up to 100 volumes or use a total of 16 TB of volume data per region. Unverified accounts will be allowed 10 volumes or to use a total of 500 GB per region.
  • You can now create a maximum of one snapshot of a volume every 10 minutes. See the snapshots overview for more details.
  • Floating IP Address rate limit information was added to the DigitalOcean API Documentation.

August 14

  • The default Ubuntu x64 base image has been updated from 18.04.1 to 18.04.3. For details about 18.04.3, see the Ubuntu release notes.

August 13

  • The credit card input form on the billing page in the control panel has been modified to simplify billing address entry.

August 5

  • Released version 1.6.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider.

July 2019

July 29

  • Released doctl version 1.24.1, which is also now available in Docker Hub. You can download it with docker pull digitalocean/doctl.

July 19

July 18

July 12

  • FreeBSD 12 (ufs & zfs) images have been updated to fix a bug related to private networking and SSH keys.
  • FreeBSD 11.3 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

July 11

  • DigitalOcean users can now sign up and sign in to DigitalOcean with GitHub OAuth. Users can switch their login type between password-based, Google OAuth, and GitHub OAuth.

July 9

  • Downloadable CSV invoices available on the control panel billing page have been updated to include project names for each Droplet.

July 8

July 3

  • Kubernetes Monitoring Stack (Beta), FASTPANEL, SolidInvoice, and OpenCart third-party One-Click applications were released.
  • The installation repo for the metrics agent has been moved to DigitalOcean Spaces.

July 2

  • The Prometheus 2.9.2, RethinkDB 2.4.0, Mattermost 5.12.0, and Buddy third-party One-Click applications were released.

June 2019

June 17

  • The deprecation of 6-hour and 24-hour monitoring alert policies for Droplets and Kubernetes nodes has begun. You can no longer create alert policies with these intervals. Learn more.

June 3

  • RancherOS v1.5.2 base images have replaced RancherOS v1.5.1 base images in the control panel and API.

May 2019

May 29

May 22

  • FreeBSD 12.0 (ufs & zfs) base images are now available in the control panel and via the API.
  • FreeBSD 10.4 (ufs & zfs) reached end of life and was removed from the control panel.
  • Fedora 27 reached end of life and was removed from the control panel.

May 21

May 16

  • Our referral program offer has changed from $100 for 60 days to $50 for 30 days. This change applies only to new referrals. Existing users with referral credits will retain their current balance and credit expiration dates.

May 9

  • Managed Databases are now in General Availability. New features include enhanced monitoring insights, support for projects and tags, and availability in the Singapore (SGP1) region.

  • Spaces are now available in the Frankfurt (FRA1) region.

May 7

  • Creates are now enabled again in NYC3 Spaces cluster.

May 3

May 1

April 2019

April 30

  • Ubuntu 14.04 reached end of life and was removed from the control panel.

April 24

  • DOKS node pools can now be named at creation time.
  • DOKS master nodes now automatically rotate logs to avoid disk space issues.

April 23

  • The control panel billing page now includes a breakdown of your spending and a downloadable PDF of your invoice.

April 18

April 10

April 9

  • The new metrics agent is fully released into production. The new agent makes it easier for users to contribute custom metrics, adds a load average plot, supports Fedora 27, allows users to opt out of process name collection, and will be the default agent used by our managed databases and Kubernetes products.

    All agent installations on or after this date will receive the new agent by default. On 8 July 2019, the legacy metrics agent will be deprecated, meaning users will no longer be able to view metrics from Droplets running the legacy agent. You can upgrade to the new agent at any time.

April 5

April 2

April 1

  • To help customers track their credits, beginning in April we will send invoice emails when customers use any resources during a billing period, regardless of an account’s outstanding balance. Previously, invoices were sent only when the outstanding balance exceeded the threshold for automatic payments.

  • The Zabbix and Mastodon third-party One-Click applications were released.

March 2019

March 30

March 27

March 20

  • DOKS customers will now be able to see the cost of their Kubernetes nodes and load balancers aggregated by cluster name within a Kubernetes clusters group on their invoice. Block storage volumes or block storage volume snapshots used in a DOKS cluster are not yet included in the cluster aggregation.

March 19

March 14

March 5

March 4

March 1

  • The following third-party One-Click applications were released: CloudBees, Jenkins, cPanel, Passbolt, Directus, and Nimbella.

February 2019

February 28

February 27

February 26

February 14

February 13

February 6

February 5

  • Tag support for block storage volumes was completed in the public API. The /v2/volumes endpoint displays tags and supports adding them to volumes at creation time. You can manage volume tags with the /v2/tags endpoint as well.

  • Users with credits will automatically receive an email notification when account usage exceeds their promo code credit and any prepay balance.

February 4

January 2019

January 31

January 30

January 29

January 16

  • The deprecated 16.04 One-Click LAMP slug, lamp-16-04, was removed from the API.

January 14

January 7

January 1

December 2018

December 20

December 12

December 11

  • The following updates were released for DigitalOcean Kubernetes:

    • Any user can opt into Kubernetes during limited availability via the control panel.
    • Users can rename clusters.
    • Users can edit tags associated with clusters and worker pool.
    • A guided walkthrough helps users set up their kubectl and kubeconfig properly and provides example manifests to make it easier to get started.
    • The node pool settings to add, remove, and scale node pools has been moved to the ‘Nodes’ tab for a more streamlined experience.
    • The cluster provisioning status bar more accurately reflects the cluster creation progress.
    • Users can view the estimated monthly cost for their clusters.
    • Users can view a breakdown of total cluster capacity including CPU, Memory, Disk cluster wide.
    • Users can create and manage Kubernetes clusters, worker pools, and configuration using doctl.

  • API support for Kubernetes Limited Availability was made publically available to all users who opt-in. This included API documentation and support in official clients (godo, doctl, droplet_kit).

December 7

  • The minimum size for a Kubernetes node was changed to the 2 GB Memory / 1 vCPU plan.

December 1

November 2018

November 26

November 19

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 control panel 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

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 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

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 before 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