Get started with $200 in credit

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

Start free trial

Host Your Battlesnake on DigitalOcean

  • Fast servers to run your Battlesnake
  • Multiple ways to deploy your Battlesnake, from VMs to PaaS
  • Host your Battlesnake closer to the Game Engine for faster response times
  • In addition to your Battlesnake, use your credits to: host websites, build web apps, or simply learn the basics of cloud computing

Ready to get started?

Copyright © DigitalOcean™ Inc. Proudly made in NY.

We’re here to help you be successful as a developer!

Sign In

A simple and scalable cloud platform for all developer needs

Flexible Hosting Options

Experiment with a range of high-performance Droplet (virtual machines) plans to set up a powerful configuration for your game. Choose from our low-cost Basic Droplets – perfect for experimenting – or CPU-Optimized Droplets for games that demand fast, consistent performance.

Save on bandwidth costs

No matter the scope and scale of the supporting infrastructure for your game, we charge 10-20% less than other clouds for bandwidth. This can lead to significant savings as your game attracts more users.

Cloud computing demystified

Rich set of learning content around technology topics - from the basics of virtual machines to database optimizations and container orchestration.

Predictable costs and billing

Always know what you’ll pay per month with a flat pricing structure across all data center regions.

Get involved in the DigitalOcean Developer Community

Get paid to write tutorials for DigitalOcean and support your favorite tech based charities

Contribute your content, code, and community engagement to help others build and grow through the DigitalOcean Navigators program

Keep Up with Open Source News, Tutorials, and more with Infrastructure as a Newsletter

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.

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.

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.

 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.

 Tech Talks on Twitch/LinkedIn/Youtube

 2+ weekly live coding sessions on our Twitch Channel

 Cloud Chats - our weekly web show including Tech News, Game Shows, and Developer Talk