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You can DO anything
on DigitalOcean

  • Host websites with the simplest cloud hosting platform
  • Build web apps or API backends on robust infrastructure
  • Deploy container based apps with managed Kubernetes
  • Speed up development with intuitive API, developer tools and CI/CD add-ons
  • OR, simply learn the basics of cloud computing
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Start your free trial with a $200 credit for 60 days

$200, 60-day free trial requires valid credit card.
By signing up, you agree to the Terms of Service.

Things you can do on DigitalOcean with the $200 trial offer

Host website(s)
  • Create up to 10 different Basic Droplets with various CMS packages (WordPress, Ghost etc.) and run multiple websites.
  • Run up to 15 static sites.
Build web applications
  • Create up to 10 different Basic Droplets to run simple web applications.
  • Test a production-quality web application for up to 30 days utilizing General Purpose Droplets, CDN through Spaces Object Storage, Load Balancers, Volumes Block Storage, and DigitalOcean Managed Databases.
  • Run 10 apps for 60 days using a fully managed PaaS environment.
Build a container-based application
Experience a real-world Kubernetes environment by deploying a cluster.
Run open source applications
Explore up to 7 different kinds of popular and powerful open source software, including VPN, Mattermost, Minecraft, and much more – utilizing robust General Purpose Droplets.

Pay less. Deploy more.

DigitalOcean 2 vCPU High-CPU Droplet
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AWS 2 vCPU c6.large instance
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ADDED ($369/mo)
Google 2 vCPU
e2-custom instance
ADDED ($4.25/mo)
ADDED ($348/mo)
Azure 2 vCPU F2s v2 instance
ADDED ($2.40/mo)
ADDED ($356/mo)
AWS, GCP, and Azure prices based on Nov’20 on-demand instances in US regions configured with equal vCPU, RAM, SSD, and transfer bandwidth.

A simple and scalable cloud platform for all developer needs

Complete set of building block services
Choose from a wide variety of services - Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cloud-Native (managed Kubernetes) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) for all compute, networking, storage and database needs of your applications
Rich marketplace of 1-click apps
Leverage popular CMS, eCommerce, web application frameworks and developer tools - to expedite development.
Predictable costs and billing
Always know what you’ll pay per month with a flat pricing structure across all data center regions.

Plus receive free access to these services

99.99% uptime SLA
Cloud firewalls
Monitoring & alerting
Global data centers
40GbE hypervisor connections
Enterprise SSDs
Easy-to-use API

We’re here to help you be successful

3,000 tutorials
Our cloud-agnostic open source guides help millions of developers learn and build new software every day.
Active community
Have a question about a particular technology you’re using? Join the discussion on our active Q&A forum.
World-class service
Free round-the-clock technical support for all customers regardless of how much you spend with us.

Why thousands of developers choose DigitalOcean

I can’t [help] but love @digitalocean. They are bringing all the required tools for managing an app stack. Not overly complicated like AWS and G Cloud, and good pricing as well :-)
Tareq Hasan
Tareq Hasan
I've worked with every conceivable service provider (Rackspace, AWS, Azure, etc), and Digital Ocean's amazing documentation, great UI/UX, and reasonable and understandable pricing scheme are unsurpassed. What's not to love?
Jason Gilmore
Jason Gilmore
Simplicity is key but also performance/price. DO excels at both compared to AWS
Paolo Agostinetto
Paolo Agostinetto

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Frequently asked questions

How do I sign up for the free trial?
If you are eligible, your free trial will start when you sign up for DigitalOcean. You will need a credit card so that we can verify your identity, but you will not be charged or billed during your free trial.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, and Google Pay (with an associated credit card). 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.
Who is eligible for the free trial?
New customers to DigitalOcean with a valid credit card are eligible. You are eligible if you have never been a paying customer of DigitalOcean and have not previously signed up for the free trial.
What can I use the free trial for?
You can use the free trial for any infrastructure services provided by DigitalOcean, for example all Droplet plans, Spaces Object Storage, Block Storage, and Load Balancers.
What are the terms of service for the free trial?
The free trial requires that you access the DigitalOcean Terms of Service
Are there any limitations with the free trial?
The $200, 60-day free trial provides free credit up to $200 that must be used within 60 days. If you go over $200 in infrastructure services during the 60-day period, any overage charges will be charged to your credit card.

After 60 days, any active infrastructure services running on your account will be charged at the standard pricing, as described on the DigitalOcean website.