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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.

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

Are there any limitations with the free trial?

The $100, 60 day free trial provides free credit up to $100 that must be used within 60 days. If you go over $100 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 web site.

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