Latest Updates

Upcoming Changes

  • Tax collection for several states and cities in the United States of America will begin on 1 January 2022. Charges will appear on the February invoice. Learn more about USA taxes.

19 January 2022

  • Managed Let’s Encrypt certificates will begin using Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) instead of RSA. ECDSA is equally secure and more computationally efficient than RSA. ECDSA certificates follow the shorter root chain and aren’t rooted using the DST Root CA X3 cross-sign which expired on 30 September 2021.

    As we roll out this change, new Let’s Encrypt certificates provisioned for DigitalOcean Load Balancers and Spaces will increasingly use ECDSA and existing certificiates secured with RSA will be secured with ECDSA upon auto-renewal. This change doesn’t require any action from DigitalOcean customers.

18 January 2022

  • The following distributions have reached end of life and are now deprecated as of 18 January 2022:

    • FreeBSD 11.4 zfs
    • FreeBSD 11.4 ufs
    • Fedora 33
    • CentOS 8
    • Ubuntu 21.04

    These images will be removed from the control panel starting on 18 January 2022 but will remain accessible for Droplet creation via the API for 30 days after the initial deprecation. If you need to use these distribution versions after the images have been fully deprecated, you can create Droplets from a snapshot of a Droplet with that version or from a custom image.

10 January 2022

  • You can now resize load balancers once per minute, instead of once per hour. The cost is prorated based on how long the load balancer operates at each size, with a minimum charge of $0.01.

For more, see our full release notes.