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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.

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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.

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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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This episode is brought to you by DigitalOcean, the cloud loved by developers and founders alike. Developing and deploying applications can be tough—but it doesn’t have to be. Scaling a startup can be a painful road—but it doesn’t have to be. When you have the right cloud infrastructure, you can skip the complexity and long hours of managing it, and focus on what matters most: delivering a product your customers love.

DigitalOcean is the simple developer cloud that can bring your app to the next level. DigitalOcean delivers products ranging from virtual machines to managed Kubernetes, plus new solutions like GPU compute to power AI/ML projects. With a renewed focus on ensuring excellent performance for users all over the world, DigitalOcean has the essential tools developers need for today’s modern applications, with the predictable pricing that startups want.

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