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*AWS and GCE prices based on Jan'18 on-demand instances in US regions configured with equal RAM and SSD, not including additional cost of transfer bandwidth.

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


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


Simplicity is key but also performance/price. DO excels at both compared to AWS

Paolo Agostinetto


Why thousands of developers choose DigitalOcean

451 Research: DigitalOcean as a legitimate and cost-effective 'alternative'

"...its four critical differentiators as simplicity (ease of use), community engagement and education, service and support, and predictable, affordable pricing."

Report: DigitalOcean continues its rise as an ‘alternative’ cloud for developers and SMBs

  • Full set of infrastructure and fully managed platform services for all cloud needs
  • Simple and intuitive experience through UI, CLI and API
  • Industry leading price to performance
  • Predictable costs and billing

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Developers of any skill, apps of any scale

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

 Multiple VM options bundling compute, bandwidth and local SSD storage at industry leading prices

 Networking services to secure and control the traffic to your applications with your own private network, traffic filtering, and load balancing.

 Block Storage as well as Object Storage for storing and accessing any amount of data reliably.

Cloud-native services

 Managed Kubernetes that doesn’t require deep DevOps expertise.

 Free control plane so you pay only for your application workloads not for management.

 Container Registry to store and manage private container images.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

 Fully managed solutions that allows you to focus on your apps, not infrastructure.

 Modern Platform as a Service that integrates with Github and supports multiple programming languages and frameworks.

 Built using open standards with Kubernetes and containers to avoid lock-in and increase portability.

 Managed MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis databases to give your application the performance it needs

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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.

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.

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