Droplets Release Notes

March 2022

March 29

December 2021

December 8

  • Rocky Linux 8.5 x64 (rockylinux-8-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

November 2021

November 15

  • The Droplet Console now supports running the SSH daemon, sshd, on a custom port. Previously, it required sshd to listen on port 22.

November 9

August 2021

August 9

  • Released v1.63.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release includes a number of new features:

    • The database firewall sub-commands now support apps as trusted sources
    • New monitoring alert sub-commands for creating and managing alert policies
    • The --droplet-agent flag was added to the compute droplet create sub-command to optionally disable installing the agent for the Droplet web console

  • The Droplet Console is now in General Availability.

August 2

June 2021

June 10

  • The new Droplet Console is now in private beta. The Droplet Console gives you one-click SSH access to your Droplet from within a web browser, so you don’t need a password or SSH keys to connect.

May 2021

May 17

  • Storage-Optimized Droplets are now available in SGP1.

April 2021

April 27

  • Premium AMD Droplets are now available in NYC1, SGP1, AMS3, BLR1, LON1, and TOR1. You can view the availability of all of our products by datacenter in the regional availability matrix.

April 9

  • With the completion of datacenter work, we have re-enabled resizing between regular and premium Intel Droplets in NYC3 and SGP1.

March 2021

March 9

  • Storage Optimized Droplets are now available in TOR1 and BLR1.

February 2021

February 22

  • Our Basic Droplet plans now include Premium Intel and AMD Droplets, which have faster Intel and AMD CPUs and NVMe SSDs. Premium Intel plans are availabile in all regions, and Premium AMD plans are available in NYC3, SFO3, and FRA1.

    All users can create Premium Droplets, resize from Regular Intel Droplets to Premium Intel Droplets, and create Premium Droplets as worker nodes in Kubernetes clusters. Resizing between Regular Intel Droplets to Premium Intel Droplets is disabled in NYC3 and SGP1 until the end of March 2021.

January 2021

January 31

  • Due to capacity limits in the region, we have disabled the creation of new resources in SFO2 for new customers. Existing customers with resources in SFO2 are unaffected and can still create and destroy resources in SFO2.

December 2020

December 1

  • We recently replaced Standard Droplet plans with Basic Droplet plans. Today, we have deprecated Standard Droplet plans from the API for new users. Existing customers will retain grandfathered access to these plans. See the API changelog for a full list of deprecated plans.

    Starting today, new users will no longer have access to the deprecated Standard Droplet plans from the API as well. Existing customers will retain grandfathered access to these plans.

    This is the complete list of plans deprecated for new users:

    Class Slug vCPUs RAM Disk Transfer Monthly Price
    Standard 512mb 1 512 MB 20 GB 1 TB $5
    Standard 1gb 1 1 GB 30 GB 2 TB $10
    Standard 2gb 2 2 GB 40 GB 3 TB $20
    Standard 4gb 2 3 GB 60 GB 4 TB $40
    Standard 8gb 4 4 GB 80 GB 5 TB $80
    Standard 16gb 8 16 GB 160 GB 6 TB $160
    Standard 32gb 12 32 GB 320 GB 7 TB $320
    Standard 48gb 16 48 GB 480 GB 8 TB $480
    Standard 64gb 20 64 GB 640 GB 9 TB $640
    Standard 96gb 24 96 GB 960 GB 10 TB $960
    Standard s-1vcpu-3gb 1 3 GB 60 GB 3 TB $15
    Standard s-3vcpu-1gb 3 1 GB 60 GB 3 TB $15
    Standard s-6vcpu-16gb 6 16 GB 320 GB 6 TB $80
    Standard s-8vcpu-32gb 8 32 GB 640 GB 7 TB $160
    Standard s-12vcpu-48gb 12 48 GB 960 GB 8 TB $240
    Standard s-16vcpu-64gb 16 16 GB 1280 GB 9 TB $320
    Standard s-20vcpu-96gb 20 20 GB 1920 GB 10 TB $480
    Standard s-24vcpu-128gb 24 24 GB 2560 GB 11 TB $640
    Standard s-32vcpu-192gb 32 32 GB 3840 GB 12 TB $960
    High Memory m-16gb 2 16 GB 60 GB 5 TB $75
    High Memory m-32gb 4 32 GB 90 GB 5 TB $150
    High Memory m-64gb 8 64 GB 200 GB 5 TB $300
    High Memory m-128gb 16 128 GB 340 GB 5 TB $600
    High Memory m-224gb 32 224 GB 500 GB 5 TB $1100

    You can view Droplet plans, the resources they provide, and the size slug used to identify them programmatically by querying the /v2/sizes endpoint.

November 2020

November 18

  • Droplet-related error messages now display on the Droplet’s History page in the control panel.

November 10

  • We have reduced the prices of Memory-Optimized Droplets by about 11%. Existing Memory-Optimized Droplets will be charged at the lowered price from the month of November on, reflected in the December invoice.

  • We have released Storage-Optimized Droplet plans. Storage-Optimized Droplets have NVMe SSD storage and are best for extra-large databases, caches, and analytics workloads.

    All users can now create Storage-Optimized Droplets in AMS3, FRA1, LON1, NYC1, and SFO3 using the control panel, API, or CLI. The slugs for the new plans are so-2vcpu-16gb, so-4vcpu-32gb, so-16vcpu-64gb, so-24vcpu-128gb, and so-32vcpu-256gb.

October 2020

October 26

  • You can now change the default VPC network for a region. When you change the default VPC network for a region, the new default network will be automatically selected during applicable resource set ups unless otherwise specified.

October 1

September 2020

September 16

September 2

  • Standard Droplet plans have been replaced with Basic Droplet plans. We have added one new plan, s-8vcpu-16gb, and deprecated the following plans:

    • s-1vcpu-3gb
    • s-3vcpu-1gb
    • s-6vcpu-16gb
    • s-8vcpu-32gb
    • s-12vcpu-48gb
    • s-16vcpu-64gb
    • s-20vcpu-96gb
    • s-24vcpu-128gb
    • s-32vcpu-192gb

    These deprecated plans are now unavailable in the control panel, but you can still create Droplets with those plans using the API or doctl.

August 2020

August 4

  • We have released a Droplet metadata endpoint which returns whether or not a Droplet is scheduled for a live migration. The impact of live migrations on Droplets is minimal, so users now only receive direct notifications for migrations that require us to power down a Droplet, which (except in emergencies) we send 7 days in advance.

July 2020

July 31

July 22

  • Memory-Optimized Droplets are now in general availability and are available in the SFO3 and TOR1 datacenter regions.

May 2020

May 15

  • Users can now search for Marketplace apps directly from the Droplet Create page.

May 12

April 2020

April 29

April 28

  • The DigitalOcean Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now available for all customers. VPC replaces the private networking service. Existing private networks will continue to function as normal but with the enhanced security and features of the VPC service. See the description of VPC features for more information.

April 22

April 21

  • You can now choose a root password during Droplet creation rather than receiving an automatically-generated password via email.

April 7

March 2020

March 16

March 13

  • Users who create a 1-Click application can now access the instructions for their app by clicking the Get Started link next to their Droplet on the project homepage.

March 12

  • You can now only rebuild Droplets from images that use an OS that resides in the same OS family as the Droplet being rebuilt. For example, a Droplet running Ubuntu 16 can be rebuilt from an image running Ubuntu 18, but it cannot be built from an image running Debian.

March 9

November 2019

November 8

November 4

October 2019

October 31

  • Memory-Optimized Droplets are now in general availability and are available in the NYC1 and SFO2 datacenter regions.

September 2019

September 10

June 2019

June 17

  • 6-hour and 1-day alert policies for Droplets and Kubernetes worker nodes have been deprecated. No new alert policies with these intervals can be created. Existing alert policies using these intervals will remain in place until 1 August 2019, at which point they will be modified to reflect a 1-hour interval.

April 2019

April 2

February 2019

February 26

August 2018

August 14

August 1

July 2018

July 11

July 1

June 2018

June 11

  • Expanded Droplet View allows customers using the Dashboard to click on a Droplet and quickly view additional information about the Droplet without having to go to the Droplet Page. It also updates the list of Droplets to display at a glance whether Backups are on/off and if a Floating IP is attached.

June 5

May 2018

May 17

  • Turned on Droplet Search in the top navigation for all users. Allows users to quickly search for Droplets by name or IP address and go directly to the Droplet Page.

April 2018

April 24

April 17

January 2018

January 16