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Why Node.js?

Build scalable real-time applications and infrastructure with Node.js, writing code using familiar JavaScript conventions.

Create applications that can handle thousands of users with Node’s low-latency, high-volume API. Rapidly build your next big idea with Node’s rich ecosystem that grows with 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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Save up to 55% by deploying Node on DigitalOcean

Scale your Node.js app with DigitalOcean’s high-performance SSD cloud servers. Deploy highly-available Node infrastructure across the world, with predictable billing that only grows when you need to.

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One-Click Setup

Use our one-click installation and you’ll be running Node.js in a minute or less. Just sign up, choose our Node.js image, and you’ll be ready to start running your own application.

Scalable Storage

Add storage to your Node servers when needed with DigitalOcean Block Storage, and with Spaces Object Storage, you have room to store anything you need with predictable pricing.

Load Balancer

Add a DigitalOcean load balancer to scale your Node applications, distributing heavy workloads automatically and freeing you up to scale your application as demand grows with no downtime.

Scale with Node.js on DigitalOcean today

Get started with Node.js today, or check out one of our great resources on how you can get more done with Node on DigitalOcean.

How To Upload a File to Object Storage with Node.js

How To Set Up a Node.js Application for Production

Deploy a Node.js app using Terraform

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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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Virtual machines 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 machines with dedicated hyper-threads from best-in-class Intel CPUs 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.