Release notes track incremental improvements and major releases for the DigitalOcean cloud platform.
We are expanding the AMS3 datacenter to address capacity and load issues with Spaces in that region. We plan to finish the expansion in February 2020.
Some temporary restrictions apply to Spaces in AMS3 until the datacenter expansion is complete: as of July 2019, you cannot create new Spaces in AMS3; as of September 2019, we applied allowance and rate limits on uploads to existing Spaces in AMS3.
We will begin charging a 24% Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers in Iceland starting 1 March 2020. Charges will appear on the April invoice. Business customers will be able to enter a registered VAT ID on the billing page by 11 March 2020.
We have renamed the Limited Availability (LA) product lifecycle stage to Early Availability (EA) to better represent the status of products in that stage. Products in Early Availability are fully functional but not yet production-ready, and may be enabled only for specific user groups as part of an incremental roll-out strategy.
v1.14.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider is now available. This release includes a bug fix for projects containing many resources and exposes the Droplet IDs for individual nodes in Kubernetes clusters.
Released several improvements for seeking support, including a new support starting page that allows you to search DigitalOcean's product documentation, marketplace, and community tutorials from a single location.
Released v1.38.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds the ability to set Kubernetes node pool labels as well as support for deleting multiple Kubernetes clusters with a single command.
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:
v1.13.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider is now available. This release adds support for tagging Managed Databases clusters.
RancherOS 1.5.5 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
CentOS 8.1 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
Released v1.37.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds the ability to retrieve account balances.
Our API has been extended with a new endpoint enabling you to retrieve your account balance. For more information, see the balance endpoint in the API reference documentation.
Released v1.12.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. This release contains improvements to Managed Database support including a new resource for configuring trusted sources and the ability to set the global SQL mode or Redis eviction policy on a cluster. There is also a new data source for finding supported Kubernetes versions. Learn more on the Terraform Changelog.
Users can now specify the payment method and amount when making payments on the billing page.
Fedora 31 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
Bandwidth billing for Managed Databases, originally slated to begin in January 2020, has been postponed to 2021. Egress bandwidth for Managed Databases clusters will continue to be waived until then.
Debian 10.2 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
FreeBSD 12.1 (ufs & zfs) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
Our referral program offer has changed from $50 for 30 days to $100 for 60 days. This change applies only to new referrals. Existing users with referral credits will retain their current balance and credit expiration dates.
Tax collection for Belarus has begun. Charges will appear on the January invoice.
Users can now use the DigitalOcean API to set and modify trusted sources for managed databases to restrict incoming connections.
DigitalOcean Container Registry has been released in Beta. To request early access, visit the homepage for Container Registry.
DigitalOcean Kubernetes has added native support for the Kubernetes Dashboard for all DOKS clusters.
Team owners can now require secure sign-in for teams.
Released v1.11.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more in the Terraform Changelog.
Memory-Optimized Droplets are now available in the SGP1 datacenter region. See Choosing the Right Droplet Plan for more information.
General Purpose Droplets are now available in the LON1 datacenter region. See Choosing the Right Droplet Plan for more information.
State tax collection for the United States of America has begun. Charges will appear on the December invoice.
Memory-Optimized Droplets are now in general availability and are available in the NYC1 and SFO2 datacenter regions.
Released v1.10.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more in the Terraform Changelog.
DigitalOcean Load Balancers no longer support downgrading TLS connections to TLS 1.1.
Ubuntu 19.10 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
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.
The DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) October release is now available, and contains the following new features:
Released v1.8.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more in the Terraform Changelog.
DigitalOcean now supports 3-D Secure (3DS) second-factor payment authentication, allowing us to accept payment from banks that require it.
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.
Memory-Optimized Droplets are now in Limited Availability in the NYC3 and AMS3 regions. See Introducing Memory-Optimized Droplets with 8 GB RAM for Each Dedicated vCPU to learn more.
Managed Databases for MySQL and Redis in Limited Availability are now available in the AMS3, LON1, and NYC3 datacenter regions. Learn more in the MySQL and Redis announcement blog post.
Released Version 1.7.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider.
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.
Managed Databases for MySQL and Redis have been released in early availability in the NYC1, FRA1, and SFO2 datacenter regions. Learn more in the MySQL and Redis announcement blog post.
DigitalOcean Load Balancers no longer support downgrading TLS connections to TLS 1.0. We will stop supporting TLS 1.1 later this year.
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.
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.
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.
The credit card input form on the billing page in the control panel has been modified to simplify billing address entry.
Released version 1.6.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider.
doctl version 1.24.1, which is also now available in Docker Hub. You can download it with
docker pull digitalocean/doctl.
We've disabled creating new Spaces in AMS3 until we complete maintenance on the datacenter as part of addressing Spaces performance concerns. Learn more about Spaces AMS3 availability.
doctl version 1.22 was released.
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.
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.
Downloadable CSV invoices available on the control panel billing page have been updated to include project names for each Droplet.
Debian 10 (buster) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.
The installation repo for the metrics agent has been moved to DigitalOcean Spaces.
Kubernetes Monitoring Stack (Beta), FASTPANEL, SolidInvoice, and OpenCart third-party One-Click applications were released.
The Prometheus 2.9.2, RethinkDB 2.4.0, Mattermost 5.12.0, and Buddy third-party One-Click applications were released.
6-hour and 1-day alert policies for Droplets and Kubernetes worker nodes have been deprecated. No new alert policies with these intervals can be created. Existing alert policies using these intervals will remain in place until 1 August 2019, at which point they will be modified to reflect a 1-hour interval.
RancherOS v1.5.2 base images have replaced RancherOS v1.5.1 base images in the control panel and API.
DigitalOcean Managed Databases now support private networking. New database clusters will provision with private networking enabled. Existing clusters will require an update to connect over the private network.
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.
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.
Spaces are now available in the Frankfurt (FRA1) region.
Released v1.3.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more on the Terraform Changelog.
Creating Spaces in NYC3 is now re-enabled.
Fedora 30 base images are now available in the control panel and via the API using the slug
Ubuntu 14.04 reached end of life and was removed from the control panel.
DOKS node pools can now be named at creation time.
DOKS master nodes now automatically rotate logs to avoid disk space issues.
The control panel billing page now includes a breakdown of your spending and a downloadable PDF of your invoice.
Released v1.2.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more: https://do.co/terraform-changelog
The ONLYOFFICE third-party One-Click application was released.
The new metrics agent is fully released into production. Highlights include:
A simpler way to contribute custom metrics
A new load average plot
Fedora 27 support
This 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.
The OpenVPN and GrandNode third-party One-Click applications were released.
The Zabbix and Mastodon third-party One-Click applications were released.
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.
Debian 8 has reached end of life and has been removed from the control panel and API.
The Acra, Gladius Accelerator, and Selenoid third-party One-Click applications were released.
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.
DigitalOcean Load Balancers now support PROXY protocol version 1.
The Akaunting and Caprover third-party One-Click applications were released.
The DigitalOcean Marketplace is now in General Availability.
The Microweber third-party One-Click application was released.
The following third-party One-Click applications were released: CloudBees, Jenkins, cPanel, Passbolt, Directus, and Nimbella.
The Bitwarden and Redash third-party One-Click applications were released.
Public beta was opened for the new metrics agent. See how to update your metrics agent here.
The third-party InfluxDB One-Click application was released.
The GitLab One-Click application maintained by DigitalOcean was replaced in the control panel by a GitLab Enterprise Edition maintained by GitLab. The corresponding API slug,
gitlab-18-04, is deprecated and will be removed in 90 days. The new slug,
gitlab-ee-18-04 is available now.
General Purpose Performance Droplet plans were released.
DigitalOcean Managed Databases were released with support for PostgreSQL v10 and v11.
The third-party Helpy One-Click application was released.
The third-party Cloudron One-Click application was released.
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.
Added the Droplet name to the subject line in metrics alert email notifications.
The third-party Grafana One-Click application was released.
The third-party NKN Full Node One-Click application was released.
The third-party Fathom Analytics One-Click application was released.
The third-party OpenFaaS One-Click application was released.
To ensure the accuracy of reported metrics, the top processes graphs were removed from Monitoring. Instead, you can monitor resource-consuming processes with tools like
The deprecated 16.04 One-Click LAMP slug,
lamp-16-04, was removed from the API.
The third-party OpenLiteSpeed Django One-Click application was released.
The third-party OpenLiteSpeed NodeJS One-Click application was released.
Monthly billing emails now include a PDF invoice attachment.
Value Added Tax (VAT) collection for Russia has begun. Charges will appear on the February 1 invoice.
The third-party OpenLiteSpeed CyberPanel and Countly Analytics One-Click applications were released.
The third-party Open Source Social Network One-Click application was released.
Released v1.1.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more on the Terraform Changelog.
The following updates were released for DigitalOcean Kubernetes:
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).
The minimum size for a Kubernetes node was changed to the 2 GB Memory / 1 vCPU plan.
The first version of monthly billing emails with attached PDF invoices was released to a small group of beta customers.
Ubuntu 16.04 One-Click application images were removed from the API.
Droplets created from custom images now support snapshots and backups.
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.
The DigitalOcean feature request portal has been migrated to https://ideas.digitalocean.com.
Released v1.0.2 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more on the Terraform Changelog.
Released v1.0.1 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. Learn more on the Terraform Changelog.
Pricing for load balancers has decreased from $20/month to $10/month.
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: https://do.co/terraform-changelog
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.
Removed deprecated Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and MEAN One-Clicks from the control panel.
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.
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.
Spaces are now available in the SFO2 region.
Discontinued the CPU-optimized Droplet 2 GB/1vCPU plan.
The Droplet console now supports pasting information into the console.
Customers with multiple credit cards on file can now choose which one is billed by default on the billing page.
The GitLab One-Click application has been updated with the following changes:
|GitLab Community Edition||11.0.0||11.1.4|
The 192 GB Standard Droplet plan has been enabled in AMS3, BLR1, FRA1, LON1, NYC3, NYC1, SGP1, SFO2, and TOR1.
Updated all product documentation to reflect the release of DigitalOcean Projects, control panel side navigation, and the restructuring of the Accounts section.
The default Ubuntu x64 base image has been updated from 16.04.4 to 18.04.1. For details about 18.04.1, see the Ubuntu release notes.
Released the following control panel updates:
The changes are scheduled to reach all users by July 28.
You can now edit the card holder name, expiration date, CVC code, and billing address for existing credit card on the Account Billing page.
The WordPress One-Click application has been updated:
The Ghost One-Click application has been updated:
Ubuntu 17.10 reached end of life today and was removed from the control panel and API.
With the release of private networking isolation in NYC3, private networks are restricted to each user account in all regions.
Private networking isolation was released in the NYC2 datacenter.
Private networking isolation was released in the NYC1 datacenter.
Private networking isolation was released in the SFO1 and SGP1 datacenters.
Private networking isolation continued with releases in the LON1, AMS3, FRA1, and SFO2 datacenters.
Local disk size for the 1vCPU-Optimized Droplet plan (c-1vcpu-2gb) increased from 20 GB to 25 GB.
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.
The changes to Droplet bandwidth billing announced on April 24 were put into effect.
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.
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:
|GitLab Community Edition||10.6.4 dee2c87||11.0.0 b84bfb5|
Ruby on Rails One-Click application has been updated with the following changes:
Debian 7 reached end of life and has been removed from the control panel.
Updated RancherOS container image from 12.0 to 14.0. Customers can learn more about the new version on Rancher's release page.
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.
Released new Droplet feature to allow customers to boot Droplets from a Recovery ISO. Learn more in How To Recover from File System Corruption Using Fsck and a Recovery ISO.
Block Storage Volumes for Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian 8+, CentOS, and Fedora Atomic can be automatically formatted and mounted when they are created.
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.
Enabled users to sign up and sign in with their Google accounts. DigitalOcean users can switch their accounts back and forth between password-based and Google-based authentication.
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.
Load Balancers v1.5 is released to general availability in all regions, including backend upgrades, Let's Encrypt Integration, and HTTP/2 Support.
Burst support rolled out to all nine block storage regions.
|Std (Burst)||7.5K||300 MB/s|
|Optimized (Burst)||10K||350 MB/s|
Changes to Droplet Bandwidth Billing announced. The new billing plan goes into effect June 1. Charges for June, if any, will appear on the July 1 bill. Customers can view usage and billing information on their billing page.
Debit cards from any country can be used for payment once a temporary pre-authorization charge of $1 is successful.
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.
1vCPU-Optimized Droplet launched.
Released the MEAN One-Click application on Ubuntu 16.04, configured to install using
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 and often hard-to-find sections of the control panel.
Improved notifications of when credits will be applied to an account.
Resolved an issue where some Spaces customers were being rate limited even though they were well below the rate limiting threshold.
Added improvements to reduce timeouts on the Spaces API.
Number of days left in your 60-day Spaces free trial is now shown on trial opt-in page and on details modal.
Block storage cluster in Bangalore and London upgraded to Ceph Luminous, reducing median cluster latency by 50%
Deletion of a Space via the control panel is disallowed if there are 100,000 or more objects in the Space. Once the Space has less than 100,000 objects within, it can be deleted by the control panel.
Spaces now support:
Spaces are now available in the Singapore (SGP1) region.
Static site hosting and custom domains for Spaces have been released in private beta. Email email@example.com to participate.
DigitalOcean upgrades Memory, SSD and vCPU across all Standard, Flexible and Optimized Droplet plans.
With the release in AMS3, we now have block storage volumes in all regions.