Containers and Images

DigitalOcean provides a variety of images that you can use to create Droplets and Kubernetes clusters, like Linux and FreeBSD distributions, container distributions, 1-Click Applications, and a container image registry.

In addition, you can take snapshots for on-demand disk images of Droplets and volumes, enable backups for automatic weekly Droplet images, and upload custom images to create Droplets with other operating systems or pre-packaged libraries. You can manage the images you create or upload to your account in the Images section of the control panel.

Create snapshots to save on-demand copies of DigitalOcean Droplets or volumes to your account. Use snapshots to create new Droplets and volumes with the same contents.
Enable backups to automatically create system-level disk images of Droplets on a weekly schedule with no configuration required.
Create new Droplets or Kubernetes clusters with 1-Click images preconfigured for WordPress, LAMP, Ghost, and hundreds more.
Upload custom images to use guest operating systems and pre-packaged libraries on DigitalOcean Droplets.
Store Docker images in your own private registry.

Latest Updates

16 November 2022

  • The Fedora 37 (fedora-37-x64) base image is 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.

9 September 2022

  • Rocky 9 (rockylinux-9-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

For more information, see the full release notes.