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DigitalOcean is the cost optimized cloud solution for your growing business

Grow your business with the power of simple, reliable cloud infrastructure tools. Get predictable pricing and timely support on everything from virtual machines and object storage to managed products like databases and web hosting—all on DigitalOcean.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

The free trial requires that you access the DigitalOcean Terms of Service.

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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A simple and scalable cloud platform for growing businesses

Unleash business growth, control costs

At DigitalOcean, we understand the challenge of growing your business, while keeping costs under control. We’ve developed our cloud solutions for builders, with simplicity, transparency, and cost-effectiveness in mind.

Experience transparent and predictable pricing

Costs shouldn’t be complex. Our pricing model is clear with predictable costs—no hidden charges, no unexpected fees. This model helps your business plan, budget, and forecast with confidence, knowing your cloud infrastructure bill won’t be a surprise.

Scale cost-effectively

DigitalOcean is built to help your startup scale. As your business grows, our solutions grow with you. Quickly and easily scale up or down, without incurring unnecessary costs. You’ll stay ahead of the competition, while keeping your costs in check.

Tailored to your business needs

Our suite of solutions is designed to offer you the efficiency you need, across every use case. Choose from a range of products for your business requirements. Whether you need virtual machines, object storage, managed databases, or web hosting, you only pay for what you use.

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.

24/7 support for your startup

We’re here to assist you every step of the way. Our dedicated support team provides support to all customers, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DigitalOcean experts are always on-had to guide you through cloud troubleshooting and account issues.

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

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

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Join the thousands of businesses who have boosted their growth while controlling their costs with DigitalOcean. Try our cost-optimized cloud solutions today to experience the DigitalOcean difference for your business.

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