Why Docker?

Docker makes it simple for developers to create 'containers' which contain all of the bits an application needs to run independently, including libraries, tools and configuration files. Just run ‘docker start’ instead of spending hours configuring servers.

Build, run, done. Reduce time wasted setting up environments and ship more for your customers with repeatable processes, and peace of mind your infrastructure will grow alongside you.

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

Additional Terms of $100 Credit - We offer this Free Trial to help make building amazing things on DigitalOcean as easy and accessible as possible. Mining cryptocurrencies doesn't fit that criteria and will result in removal of credits.

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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Docker on DigitalOcean offers a high-performance, predictable platform with no billing surprises. Your team can deploy lightning fast applications at the scale that suits you, and grow when you’re ready to — you’re in control.

High performance

No billing surprises 

Start simple, scales with you

An infrastructure experience development teams love with the features your business needs


Use our one-click, no fuss installation that will have you running Docker in a minute or less. Just sign up, choose our Docker image, and you’ll be ready to start running your containerized cloud.

Object Storage

With DigitalOcean Object Storage you can attach a scalable storage pool to your Docker containers that grows with your needs and delivers predictable pricing.

Load Balancer

Add a DigitalOcean load balancer to scale your Docker containers, distributing heavy loads and delivering reliable, fast performance when you need it most.

Try Docker on DigitalOcean today

Get started with Docker today, or check out one of our great resources on how Docker will help you get more done.

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Virtual machines with shared-CPU configurations designed for running workloads that can handle variable levels of CPU performance.




Applications such as low traffic web servers, blogs, small databases, dev/test servers, microservices, repository hosting, etc.

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A wide range of production workloads, like web application hosting, e-commerce sites, medium-sized databases, and enterprise applications.

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CPU-intensive applications like CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, ad serving, batch processing, and active front-end web servers.

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