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Save up to 12.5% compared to Google Cloud*





DigitalOcean 2 vCPU High-CPU Droplet





Google 2 vCPU High-CPU-2 instance



ADDED ($6.76/mo)

ADDED ($3.55/mo)



Why DigitalOcean vs Google Cloud?

We make it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow—whether you’re running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

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*AWS and GCE prices based on Jan'18 on-demand instances in US regions configured with equal RAM and SSD, not including additional cost of transfer bandwidth.

Multiple compute options for any workload



Virtual private servers 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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General Purpose



Virtual private servers with a healthy balance of memory and dedicated compute hyper-threads from best-in-class processors.


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

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Compute-optimized virtual private servers with dedicated processors for workloads that rely on CPU more than RAM.


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

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All Droplet plans are billed hourly up to a monthly cap with flat pricing across all data centers.

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


Why thousands of developers choose DigitalOcean

Powerful performance and simplified pricing

Industry leading price to performance

Predictable costs and billing

Optimized compute types

451 Research: DigitalOcean as an 'alternative'

"...its four critical differentiators as simplicity (ease of use), community engagement and education, service and support, and predictable, affordable pricing."

Report: DigitalOcean continues its rise as an ‘alternative’ cloud for developers and SMBs

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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.