Droplets

DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware. Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.


Just the essentials to go from zero to working in a few minutes.
How to accomplish specific tasks in detail, like creation/deletion, configuration, and management.
Step-by-step instructions for common use cases and third-party software integration.
Resources on native tools for working with Droplets, troubleshooting, and Droplet metadata.
Explanations and definitions of core concepts in Droplet.
Features, plans and pricing, availability, limits, known issues, and more.
Get help with technical support and answers to frequently asked questions.

Latest Updates

16 November 2022

  • The Fedora 37 (fedora-37-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

27 October 2022

  • AlmaLinux OS versions 8.6 and 9 base images are now available in the control panel and via the API.

24 October 2022

  • Ubuntu 22.10 (ubuntu-22-10-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

For more information, see all Droplets release notes.