Simple, predictable pricing.

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

Standard Droplets

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

Memory vCPUs SSD Disk Transfer Price
1 GB 1 vCPU 25 GB 1 TB $5/mo
2 GB 1 vCPU 50 GB 2 TB $10/mo
3 GB 1 vCPU 60 GB 3 TB $15/mo
2 GB 2 vCPUs 60 GB 3 TB $15/mo
1 GB 3 vCPUs 60 GB 3 TB $15/mo
4 GB 2 vCPUs 80 GB 4 TB $20/mo
8 GB 4 vCPUs 160 GB 5 TB $40/mo
16 GB 6 vCPUs 320 GB 6 TB $80/mo
32 GB 8 vCPUs 640 GB 7 TB $160/mo
48 GB 12 vCPUs 960 GB 8 TB $240/mo
64 GB 16 vCPUs 1,280 GB 9 TB $320/mo
96 GB 20 vCPUs 1,920 GB 10 TB $480/mo
128 GB 24 vCPUs 2,560 GB 11 TB $640/mo
192 GB 32 vCPUs 3,840 GB 12 TB $960/mo

CPU Optimized Droplets

Compute optimized virtual machines with dedicated hyper-threads from best in class Intel CPUs for CPU Intensive applications like CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, ad serving, batch processing and active front-end web servers.

Memory Dedicated
SSD Disk Transfer Price
4 GB 2 vCPUs 25 GB 4 TB $40/mo
8 GB 4 vCPUs 50 GB 5 TB $80/mo
16 GB 8 vCPUs 100 GB 6 TB $160/mo
32 GB 16 vCPUs 200 GB 7 TB $320/mo
64 GB 32 vCPUs 400 GB 9 TB $640/mo


DigitalOcean Kubernetes provides master server components for free. 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, highly available Block Storage and Load Balancers.

Sign up for DigitalOcean Kubernetes on the product page.

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.


Simple and scalable S3-compatible object storage with a built-in content delivery network (CDN) to store, serve, backup, and archive any amount of web content, images, media, and static files for your web applications. Pricing starts at $5 per month and includes:

  • 250 GB of storage
  • 1 TB of outbound transfer (CDN included)
  • $0.02 per additional GB stored
  • $0.01 per additional GB transferred (CDN included)

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/GB per month. Learn more

200 GB

16 TB


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

20% of compute pricing


Snapshot pricing is based on the utilized space within the filesystem. Snapshots that are destroyed before the month is over will be charged hourly, just like Droplets.

$0.05 per GB per month

Highly Available Services

Load Balancers

Automatically distribute incoming traffic across your Droplets, enabling you to build more reliable and performant applications by creating redundancy. Load Balancers are billed hourly at $0.015, with no additional bandwidth charges. Available in all datacenter regions. Learn more

$10/mo per Load Balancer

Floating IPs

Floating IPs are free to use as long as they are attached to a Droplet. Due to limited IPv4 availability, we charge $0.006 per hour for floating IPs that have been reserved but not assigned to a Droplet. Learn more

$0.006/hour per unassigned IP

Included Services

Monitoring & Alerts

Collect metrics on visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure — at no additional cost. Learn more

Team Accounts

Enable unified collaboration to manage and scale your infrastructure and apps, with one invoice, and no shared credentials. Learn more

Cloud Firewalls

Easily secure your infrastructure and define what services are visible on your Droplets. For groups of Droplets, simply tag them and the appropriate rules are immediately applied. Cloud Firewalls are free and perfect for staging and production deployments. Learn more

99.99% Uptime SLA

We provide a 99.99% uptime SLA. If we fail to deliver, we'll credit you for the amount of time that service was unavailable.

24/7/365 World-Class Technical Support

We take pride in providing instantly available 24/7/365 world-class technical support to all of our customers.

Pre-Built Open Source Apps

Skip the installation and configuration for popular open source applications and get straight to deploying your code.


Create a DNS record by entering your domain name and selecting a Droplet. Full DNS management allows you to easily control every aspect of your domain's DNS settings.

Worldwide Availability

Datacenters located around the world mean you have the connectivity and redundancy you need to provide the best service to your customers.


Manage your infrastructure from the command line using our CLI tool (doctl) or automate and scale your deployments using our simple API.

Business support services

Spend over $500/mo and receive additional services from DigitalOcean to help your business succeed.

  • 24/7/365 instantly available support
  • Support to help architect your infrastructure
  • Dedicated account team
  • Free trial to get started
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Transparent and predictable pricing

At DigitalOcean, we're on a mission to simplify the complexities of infrastructure and that includes pricing.

We believe that pricing should be straightforward and predictable. That is why all Droplets are billed hourly, up to a monthly cap of 672 hours. (Why 672 hours? That’s the number of hours in 4 weeks.) There are no surprises at the end of the month when you receive your bill—it’s that simple.

Frequently asked questions

Have more questions? Visit our Pricing & Billing FAQ.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. For additional payment options, like Wire Transfer, purchase orders and ACH, please contact your CSM sales.
How does hourly pricing work?

All Droplets are billed hourly, up until 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.

We calculate Droplet invoices this way so that consistent month-to-month usage results in a consistent invoice.

Will taxes be included in my monthly invoice?
We’re required by law to collect taxes in some countries. Check out the tax information documentation for details.
Am I charged when I enter my credit card?
No—when you enter a card, we only verify the card. Your card is charged at the end of the billing cycle.