We recently replaced Standard Droplet plans with Basic Droplet plans. Today, we have deprecated Standard Droplet plans from the API for new users. Existing customers will retain grandfathered access to these plans. See the API changelog for a full list of deprecated plans.
Droplet-related error messages now display on the Droplet's History page in the control panel.
We have reduced the prices of Memory-Optimized Droplets by about 11%. Existing Memory-Optimized Droplets will be charged at the lowered price from the month of November on, reflected in the December invoice.
We have released Storage-Optimized Droplet plans. Storage-Optimized Droplets have NVMe SSD storage and are best for extra-large databases, caches, and analytics workloads.
All users can now create Storage-Optimized Droplets in AMS3, FRA1, LON1, NYC1, and SFO3 using the control panel, API, or CLI. The slugs for the new plans are
You can now change the default VPC network for a region. When you change the default VPC network for a region, the new default network will be automatically selected during applicable resource set ups unless otherwise specified.
All Droplets created after 1 October 2020 are placed into a VPC network by default. You can no longer manually enable VPC networking on existing Droplets. You can migrate existing Droplets into VPC networks using Snapshots.
Standard Droplet plans have been replaced with Basic Droplet plans. We have added one new plan,
s-8vcpu-16gb, and deprecated the following plans:
These deprecated plans are now unavailable in the control panel, but you can still create Droplets with those plans using the API or
We have released a Droplet metadata endpoint which returns whether or not a Droplet is scheduled for a live migration. The impact of live migrations on Droplets is minimal, so users now only receive direct notifications for migrations that require us to power down a Droplet, which (except in emergencies) we send 7 days in advance.
Memory-Optimized Droplets are now available for the BLR1 datacenter region.
Memory-Optimized Droplets are now in general availability and are available in the SFO3 and TOR1 datacenter regions.
Users can now search for Marketplace apps directly from the Droplet Create page.
The ability to choose a root password during Droplet creation has been reinstated.
The SFO3 datacenter region is now available.
Users can now use the API to destroy select resources associated with a Droplet when destroying a Droplet. You can destroy snapshots, volumes, or volume snapshots associated with a Droplet.
The DigitalOcean Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now available for all customers. VPC replaces the private networking service. Existing private networks will continue to function as normal but with the enhanced security and features of the VPC service. See the description of VPC features for more information.
The option to set your own root password during Droplet creation has been temporarily removed. You can still choose to connect to your Droplet using an SSH key or an automatically-generated password via email.
You can now choose a root password during Droplet creation rather than receiving an automatically-generated password via email.
We began the incremental release of the DigitalOcean Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service. It will be available for all customers soon. VPC replaces the private networking service.
Updated the Droplet-based Marketplace WordPress 1-Click application to now use PHP 7.4 and MySQL server 8.0.19.
Users who create a 1-Click application can now access the instructions for their app by clicking the Get Started link next to their Droplet on the project homepage.
You can now only rebuild Droplets from images that use an OS that resides in the same OS family as the Droplet being rebuilt. For example, a Droplet running Ubuntu 16 can be rebuilt from an image running Ubuntu 18, but it cannot be built from an image running Debian.
Users can now destroy select resources associated with a Droplet when destroying a Droplet.
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.
Memory-Optimized Droplets are now in general availability and are available in the NYC1 and SFO2 datacenter regions.
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.
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.
General Purpose Performance Droplet plans were released.
Discontinued the CPU-optimized Droplet 2 GB/1vCPU plan.
The Droplet console now supports pasting information into the console.
The 192 GB Standard Droplet plan has been enabled in AMS3, BLR1, FRA1, LON1, NYC3, NYC1, SGP1, SFO2, and TOR1.
Local disk size for the 1vCPU-Optimized Droplet plan (c-1vcpu-2gb) increased from 20 GB to 25 GB.
The changes to Droplet bandwidth billing announced on April 24 were put into effect.
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.
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.
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.
1vCPU-Optimized Droplet launched.
DigitalOcean upgrades Memory, SSD and vCPU across all Standard, Flexible and Optimized Droplet plans.