Cloud virtual machine & storage pricing

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. For additional payment options, including wire transfer, purchase orders, and ACH, please contact us.

How does hourly pricing work?

All Droplets are billed hourly up to a monthly cap of 672 hours (the number of hours in 4 weeks).

If you use your server for fewer than 672 hours during the month, you will be billed for each hour that you used it. If you use your server for more than 672 hours that month, you will be billed at the monthly cost.

We calculate Droplet pricing this way so that consistent month-to-month usage results in a consistent invoice.

Will taxes be included in my monthly invoice?

We’re required by law to collect taxes in some countries. You can visit our tax information documentation for details.

Am I charged when I enter my credit card?

No—when you enter a card we only verify the card. Your card is only charged at the end of the billing cycle.

How do you calculate costs in the pricing calculator?

Our pricing calculator uses 744 hours (the amount used on DO invoices) to calculate the monthly cost for each provider. On-demand prices are shown.

Prices are drawn from the following data centers:

  • DigitalOcean: Prices consistent throughout all data centers
  • GCP: US East (Iowa)
  • AWS: US East (Ohio)
  • Azure: US East (no state specified)

The configurations we’ve used from other providers for this comparison are as follows:

  • AWS- t3.micro, t3.small, t3.medium, t3.large, t3.xlarge, t3.2xlarge, m5.4xlarge, m5.4xlarge, m5.12xlarge, m5.12xlarge, m5.12xlarge, c5.large, c5.xlarge, c5.2xlarge, c5.4xlarge, c5.9xlarge
  • GCP- f1-micro, g1-micro, n1-standard-4, n1-standard-8, n1-standard-16, n1-standard-32, n1-standard-64, n1-standard-96, n1-highcpu-4, n1-highcpu-8, n1-highcpu-16, n1-highcpu-32, n1-highcpu-64
  • Azure-B1S, B1MS, B2S, B2MS, B4MS, B8MS, A8m v2, A8m v2, D32 v3, D32 v3, F2s v2, F4s v2, F8s v2, F16s v2, F32s v2

The pricing calculator does not account for all available discounts. The pricing calculator does not include backups or snapshots, which incur an additional fee. DigitalOcean acknowledges that there is some variability and complexity in other providers’ pricing. If you wish to better understand the pricing for one of the providers included in our pricing calculator, we recommend you use the pricing calculators/lists from those providers.

The pricing calculator was last updated on February 13, 2019.