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Always know what you'll pay with monthly caps and flat pricing across all data centers.

Standard Droplets

tooltip icon Droplets are virtual machines available in multiple configurations of CPU, memory and SSD.

Balanced virtual machines with a healthy amount of memory tuned to host and scale applications like blogs, web apps, testing and staging environments, in-memory caching, and databases. Learn more

MemoryvCPUsTransferSSD Disk$/HR$/MO
1GB1vCPU1TB25GB$0.007$5Create
2GB1vCPU2TB50GB$0.015$10Create
3GB1vCPU3TB60GB$0.022$15Create
2GB2vCPUs3TB60GB$0.022$15Create
1GB3vCPUs3TB60GB$0.022$15Create
4GB2vCPUs4TB80GB$0.030$20Create
8GB4vCPUs5TB160GB$0.060$40Create
16GB6vCPUs6TB320GB$0.119$80Create
32GB8vCPUs7TB640GB$0.238$160Create
48GB12vCPUs8TB960GB$0.357$240Create
64GB16vCPUs9TB1,280GB$0.476$320Create
96GB20vCPUs10TB1,920GB$0.714$480Create
128GB24vCPUs11TB2.5TB$0.952$640Create
192GB32vCPUs12TB3.75TB$1.429$960Create

General Purpose Droplets

tooltip icon Droplets are virtual machines available in multiple configurations of CPU, memory and SSD.

Virtual machines with a healthy balance of memory and dedicated compute hyper-threads from best-in-class processors. Designed for the widest range of mainstream or production workloads, including web application hosting, e-commerce sites, medium-sized databases, and enterprise applications. Learn more

MemoryvCPUsTransferSSD$/HR$/MO
8GB2vCPU4TB25GB0.089$60Create
16GB4vCPUs5TB50GB$0.179$120Create
32GB8vCPUs6TB100GB$0.357$240Create
64GB16vCPUs7TB200GB$0.714$480Create
128GB32vCPUs8TB400GB$1.429$960Create
160GB40vCPUs9TB500GB$1.786$1,200Create

CPU-Optimized Droplets

tooltip icon Droplets are virtual machines available in multiple configurations of CPU, memory and SSD.

Compute-optimized virtual machines with dedicated hyper-threads from best-in-class Intel CPUs for workloads that rely on CPU more than RAM. Designed for CPU-intensive applications like CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, ad serving, batch processing, and active front-end web servers. Learn more

MemoryvCPUsTransferSSD$/HR$/MO
4GB2vCPUs4TB25GB$0.060$40Create
8GB4vCPUs5TB50GB$0.119$80Create
16GB8vCPUs6TB100GB$0.238$160Create
32GB16vCPUs7TB200GB$0.476$320Create
64GB32vCPUs9TB400GB$0.952$640Create

Memory-Optimized Droplets

tooltip icon Droplets are virtual machines available in multiple configurations of CPU, memory and SSD.

With 100% dedicated vCPU and 8GB of memory for each vCPU, this is our maximum memory Droplet. These Droplets are built for RAM-intensive applications like high-performance databases and real-time big data processing. Learn more

MemoryvCPUsTransferSSD VariantSSD$/HR$/MO
16GB2vCPUs4TB1x50GB$0.134$90Create
16GB2vCPUs4TB3x150GB$0.164$110Create
32GB4vCPUs6TB1x100GB$0.268$180Create
32GB4vCPUs6TB3x300GB$0.327$220Create
64GB8vCPUs7TB1x200GB$0.536$360Create
64GB8vCPUs7TB3x600GB$0.655$440Create
128GB16vCPUs8TB1x400GB$1.071$720Create
128GB16vCPUs8TB3x1200GB$1.310$880Create
192GB24vCPUs9TB1x600GB$1.607$1080Create
192GB24vCPUs9TB3x1800GB$1.964$1320Create
256GB32vCPUs10TB1x800GB$2.143$1440Create
256GB32vCPUs10TB3x2400GB$2.619$1760Create
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Block storage

Attach additional SSD-based Block Storage volumes to your Droplet to suit your database, file storage, application, service, mobile, and backup needs. Pricing starts at $0.10/GiB per month.

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Backups

The pricing for backups is 20% of the cost of your virtual machine. So, for example, if you want to enable backups for a $5 per month Droplet, the cost of the backup will be $1 per month.

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Snapshots

Snapshots are charged at a rate of $0.05/GiB per month. Pricing is based on the size of the snapshot, not the size of the filesystem being saved. There is no additional charge for making a snapshot available in multiple regions.

Kubernetes

DigitalOcean Kubernetes provides the control plane for free, unlike other services that charge a management fee. This includes compute and storage infrastructure and management for processes like etcd, kube-apiserver, kube-controller-manager, kube-scheduler, cloud-controller-manager, and other services for Kubernetes cluster management.

Customers are billed for the underlying resources used by their Kubernetes worker nodes, which could include Droplets, Block Storage, and Load Balancers. A Kubernetes cluster can be deployed for as little as $10 per month. Only public outgoing transfers are considered for bandwidth billing. Transfer limits are calculated by pooling the transfer from all droplets on the account. Overages above pooled transfer will be charged at a rate of $0.01/GB.

The monthly price advertised is the max amount per month, the actual cost will depend on the number of node hours consumed within the billing period. Learn more

Managed Databases

Combine the power of our core VM platform with a fully managed MySQL, Redis, and PostgreSQL database engine to give your application the performance it needs—without the operational overhead that comes with building and running your own database server. Learn more

MemoryvCPUsDiskStandby Nodes$/HR$/MO
1GB1vCPU10GBN/A$0.022$15Create
2GB1vCPU25GB0$0.045$30Create
2GB1vCPU25GB1$0.074$50Create
2GB1vCPU25GB2$0.104$70Create
4GB2vCPU38GB0$0.089$60Create
4GB2vCPU38GB1$0.149$100Create
4GB2vCPU38GB2$0.208$140Create
8GB4vCPU115GB0$0.179$120Create
8GB4vCPU115GB1$0.298$200Create
8GB4vCPU115GB2$0.417$280Create
16GB6vCPU270GB0$0.357$240Create
16GB6vCPU270GB1$0.595$400Create
16GB6vCPU270GB2$0.833$560Create
32GB8vCPU580GB0$0.714$480Create
32GB8vCPU580GB1$1.190$800Create
32GB8vCPU580GB2$1.667$1120Create
64GB16vCPU1.12TB1$2.381$1600Create
64GB16vCPU1.12TB2$3.333$2240Create

Spaces Object Storage

Simple and scalable S3-compatible object storage with a built-in content delivery network (CDN) to store, serve, back up, and archive any amount of web content, images, media, and static files for your web apps. Learn more

StorageOutbound Transfer (w/CDN)Add'l. GB StoredAdd'l. GB Transferred (w/CDN)$/MO
250GB1TB$0.02/GB$0.01/GB$5Create
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FAQ

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. For additional payment options, including wire transfer, purchase orders, and ACH, please contact us.

Note that when you add a card, we may send a temporary pre-authorization request to the issuing bank. This pre-authorization charge is immediately released by DigitalOcean but may take a few days to clear from your card depending on the bank.

When will my card be charged?

DigitalOcean billing cycles are monthly. Typically, on the first day of each month we invoice and automatically charge your account’s primary payment method for the previous month’s usage. In some cases, we might charge if your usage exceeds a threshold. You can also login and self pay the balance at any time.

Am I charged when I enter my credit card?

No. Your card is only charged at the end of the billing cycle or upon exceeding a usage threshold.

Pre-authorization charge: When you add a card, we may send a preauthorization request to the issuing bank. This is to verify that the card being added has been issued by the bank and that they will authorize any charges in future. These temporary pre-authorizations are typically $1 but can vary in range and are immediately canceled by us. Depending on your bank, it might take a few days for the charge to clear from the card.

Will taxes be included in my monthly invoice?

We’re required by law to apply taxes in some countries. Click here to learn whether we collect taxes in your country, what the tax rate is, etc.

Why am I billed for powered off Droplets?

When you power off your Droplet, you are still billed for it. This is because your disk space, CPU, RAM, and IP address are all reserved, even while powered off. Therefore, charges are made until you destroy the instance.

How do I destroy my resources?

Check out the docs to learn how to destroy DropletsKubernetes clusters, Managed Databases clusters (PostgreSQLMySQLRedis), SpacesVolumesFirewalls, and Load Balancers.

Can I be notified if my bill exceeds a threshold?

Yes, you can set up billing alerts and we will email you if the monthly spending exceeds an amount you specify.

What if I use my Droplet for less than a month, would I still be charged for the whole month?

You will never be billed more than the monthly cost of your Droplet. All Droplets are billed hourly up to a monthly cap of 672 hours (the number of hours in 4 weeks). If you use your server for fewer than 672 hours during the month, you will be billed for each hour that you used it. If you use your server for more than 672 hours that month, you will be billed at the monthly cost. For example, if you spin up a $10/mo Droplet and use it for 336 hours, then you would be charged $5 (going by the hourly rate). If you use that Droplet for 700 hours, then you would be charged $10 (capped at the monthly rate).

I got a $100 credit when I opened an account. When will my card be charged?

Your card will be charged only after you have utilized the free credits. For example, if you received a $100 credit for 60 days, then that $100 credit is automatically applied to your account. If you spend $25 in that timeframe, then your card will not be charged. If you spend $300, then the $100 credit would be fully utilized and your card will be charged only $200. Since the credit is valid for 60 days, you won’t be able to use any remaining credit after 60 days.

I spun up a $5 Droplet, but my monthly bill is more than $5. Why is that?

Our pricing is based on a single Droplet. You may have created additional resources and this could be the reason for the higher bill. You can check your bill in the control panel to get details on the various resources you are using. If you need help, please contact support.

What’s the price for the Marketplace 1-Click Apps?

We charge you for the underlying compute on which the 1-Click Apps runs.

How do I remove my card from the account?

To remove a credit or debit card, click the "..." menu of the card, then click Delete. In the Confirm Delete Card window that opens, click Delete to remove the card. You cannot remove a card if it is the default payment method for your account or if it’s the only card left on your account.

Can I have a refund?

We do not offer refunds. If there are extenuating circumstances, contact support.

Can I prepay for my resources?

Yes, you can make pre-payments with PayPal. Pre-payments let you pay ahead of time for future resource usage. When your account balance is due, we apply pre-payments before we charge any credit or debit cards.

How do you calculate costs in the pricing calculator?

Our pricing calculator uses 672 hours (hours in a 31-day month) to calculate the monthly cost for each provider. On-demand prices are shown.

Prices are drawn from the following data centers:

  • DigitalOcean: Prices consistent throughout all data centers
  • GCP: US East (Iowa)
  • AWS: US East (Ohio)
  • Azure: US East (no state specified)

The configurations we’ve used from other providers for this comparison are as follows:

  • AWS- t3.micro, t3.small, t3.medium, t3.large, t3.xlarge, t3.2xlarge, m5.4xlarge, m5.4xlarge, m5.12xlarge, m5.12xlarge, m5.12xlarge, c5.large, c5.xlarge, c5.2xlarge, c5.4xlarge, c5.9xlarge
  • GCP- f1-micro, g1-micro, n1-standard-4, n1-standard-8, n1-standard-16, n1-standard-32, n1-standard-64, n1-standard-96, n1-highcpu-4, n1-highcpu-8, n1-highcpu-16, n1-highcpu-32, n1-highcpu-64
  • Azure-B1S, B1MS, B2S, B2MS, B4MS, B8MS, A8m v2, A8m v2, D32 v3, D32 v3, F2s v2, F4s v2, F8s v2, F16s v2, F32s v2

The pricing calculator does not account for all available discounts. The pricing calculator does not include backups or snapshots, which incur an additional fee. DigitalOcean acknowledges that there is some variability and complexity in other providers’ pricing. If you wish to better understand the pricing for one of the providers included in our pricing calculator, we recommend you use the pricing calculators/lists from those providers.

The pricing calculator was last updated on February 13, 2019.

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