DigitalOcean offers new $4 Droplet and updated pricing

DigitalOcean announced that there will be a price change on some of its products from July 1, 2022, combined with the introduction of a new, more affordable $4 Droplet.
DigitalOcean for developersDigitalOcean said it’s changing how it adapt offerings to meet the needs of customers and their desire to create software.

Customers use DigitalOcean for use cases ranging from testing new ideas to hosting business-critical applications.

DigitalOcean said over 10 million developers visit its website every month to learn about programming languages, operating systems, and more. DigitalOcean’s recent acquisition of CSS-Tricks reflects its commitment to democratizing development through investments in learning content. It also partners with organizations like GitHub Education to give students access to DigitalOcean products.

DigitalOcean said the new $4 Droplet, available from July 1, 2022, will serve developers at this stage of the journey. This new Droplet has 1 vCPU, 512MB memory, 500GB bandwidth, and a 10GB SSD Disk. It is ideal for learning, experimentation, and proof of concepts, enabling a cost-effective graduation path from development to production.

Many DigitalOcean users are developers looking to build innovative digital products using APIs and cloud-native applications. They want to move fast with cloud products that are simple and easy to use with affordable and predictable pricing. These “builders” represent the fastest growing segment of DigitalOcean’s customer base and include early-stage startups like those we sponsor through Hatch, our global startup program.

DigitalOcean said its 25GB SSD Droplets, now starting at $6/month, provide builders the confidence to host and scale their VM-based applications with generous data transfer and affordable bandwidth. “We see these developers extending their Droplets with managed databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB, and over 200 1-click applications in our marketplace,” DigitalOcean said in a blog post.

For developers using container technology, DigitalOcean’s Managed Kubernetes service starts at $12 / month and provides seamless compatibility with the open source, cloud-native ecosystem. For developers writing modern serverless and JAMstack applications, DigitalOcean’s App Platform is only $5 / month, and offers the fastest path from code-to-cloud.