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DigitalOcean - Droplets starting @ $5/mo + $15 free credit!

Our good friend Jarland over at DigitalOcean shot us an email with an offer for the community that has been lurking around for a bit but we figured wouldn’t hurt to post it up and include their latest plan for $5/mo! They were last featured in 2012 and are back with some goodies for our readers here!

In their own words:
We’ve recently expanded our offerings and changed up some of our price to resource model. We’ve always had a lot of customers coming in from LowEndBox and we love you guys! Thanks for growing with us and being great friends along the way!

They offer PayPal and Credit Cards as payment methods. Please see the ToS and Privacy Policy for further information before ordering.

***Promo code “lowendbox” for $15 credit (cannot be stacked with other promo codes, be aware that referral link adds a $10 promo code)***

1GB Plan

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1 vCPU
  • 25GB SSD Space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4 (Also offer IPv6)
  • KVM
  • $5/m or $0.007/hr
  • Order here
2GB Plan

  • 2GB RAM
  • 1 vCPU
  • 50GB SSD
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4 (Also offer IPv6)
  • KVM
  • $10/m or $0.015/hr
  • Order here

They have stated that all of their host nodes are powered by enterprise grade hardware including Intel CPU’s and blazing fast SSD’s!

Locations & Test Information

New York City – Speedtest
San Francisco – Speedtest
Toronto – Speedtest
Amsterdam – Speedtest
Singapore – Speedtest
London – Speedtest
France – Speedtest
Bangalore – Speedtest

Please let us know if you guys have any questions, comments or concerns in the field below and enjoy!


  1. Jarland:

    Thanks Nick! If anyone has any questions, happy to answer :)

    February 1, 2018 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
    • Tony:

      I am an existing customer of Digital Ocean, how to apply/use the credit ?

      April 28, 2018 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  2. Ali:

    Under developed and Internet censored countries need a 2.5$ package so that we can vpn out of them. Why, just why?

    February 2, 2018 @ 4:19 am | Reply
    • Jarland:

      Thanks for the feedback on that. While we do not currently have a $2.50/m service, I’d love to hear more about how we could make our $5/m droplet appeal to you :)

      February 2, 2018 @ 8:40 am | Reply
      • Maz:

        If you can offer what your $10 have on that $5 plan, I will surely try yours. :)

        February 7, 2018 @ 12:27 am | Reply
        • Jarland:

          Noted. Appreciate your interest :)

          February 7, 2018 @ 6:08 am | Reply
          • Maz:

            So, will it be implemented soon Jared? Thanks. :)

            February 8, 2018 @ 4:11 am | Reply
  3. Lowfatgeek:

    I guess the code is valid for new users only, isn’t it?

    February 2, 2018 @ 9:31 am | Reply
    • Jarland:

      Not necessarily only new customers, but it is usually true that existing customers have previously had another promo code applied to their account, and it doesn’t stack.

      February 2, 2018 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
  4. wulfy:

    Jarland any chance of a time restriction to credit being removed? hectic work schedule and a huge project todo list means i’ll get about 15 days of the 60 i got $insertsadface

    February 3, 2018 @ 12:36 am | Reply
    • Jarland:

      This credit will be good for one year. If you don’t use it by then just open a ticket and let us know that you’d still like to. We’ll be more than happy to apply a new one with the remainder of your credit :)

      February 3, 2018 @ 11:21 am | Reply
  5. nice to see big names on LEB!

    February 3, 2018 @ 7:39 am | Reply
  6. wow.. is very nice promo, i will register..

    February 3, 2018 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
  7. altmoe:

    does the promo applied for cc payment only ?
    since the “Have a Promo Code?” link dissappeard when i choose paypal payment.

    February 4, 2018 @ 1:13 am | Reply
  8. This promo code is not applied for existing account?

    February 4, 2018 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
  9. Great! Already deployed an instance :)

    February 6, 2018 @ 4:16 am | Reply
    • Just wished they offered windows as well!

      February 6, 2018 @ 4:18 am | Reply
  10. John Miller:

    This with my $50 Github student pack DO credit.

    Zingggg, greatest $5 I ever spent. Love DO!

    February 6, 2018 @ 6:01 am | Reply
    • Did your 50$ Github promo worked even you have used 15$ lowendbox promo.
      So, you got $65credit + $5 orignal
      Am i right???

      March 24, 2018 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
  11. “Account not eligible to use this promo code”.

    Great! new users only >.<

    February 19, 2018 @ 8:19 am | Reply
  12. Using DigitalOcean over 2 years. DigitalOcean brought the price war in LEB Cloud Industry. I can remember those days when Linode was too expensive, DigitalOcean was the cheapest competitor with trustability.

    These days Vultr, CloudCone are doing better. I always like such price and service war :D

    February 24, 2018 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  13. Dhananjay:

    first time im going with digital ocean and I have done payment of $5 and my account is in under review from 2 days. lol very bad impersion…

    March 4, 2018 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
  14. does the promo applied for cc payment only ? Great! new users only >.<

    November 10, 2018 @ 2:23 am | Reply

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