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New Size Slugs for Droplet Plan Changes

Date: January 16, 2018

Tagged In: API v2

Author Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

Today, we announced wide-ranging changes to our Droplet plans, bringing improved resources across the board. These new plans are now available via the API and can be referenced using their respective size slugs.

Size slugs are human-readable strings used to specify the type of Droplet in certain API requests. In the past, size slugs were typically based on the amount of RAM provided with the plan (e.g. 1gb). Moving forward, we are standardizing on a format comprised of the identifier for the Droplet’s class, the vCPU count, and the amount of RAM in order to provide more flexibility in the plans we are able to offer you. For example, our new $5 per month Standard Droplet comes with 1 vCPU and 1 GB of RAM. So its size slug is: s-1vcpu-1gb

Applications and scripts with hard-coded size slugs must be updated to take advantage of these new plans. In order to provide a transition period, 1st Generation Droplet plans will continue to be available via the API using the legacy size slugs until July 1st, 2018.

The table below shows the new 2nd Generation Standard Droplet plans along with their corresponding size slug. For always up-to-date information on available plans and pricing, please see our pricing page.

Class Slug vCPUs RAM Disk Transfer Monthly Price
Standard s-1vcpu-1gb 1 1 GB 25 GB 1 TB $5
Standard s-1vcpu-2gb 1 2 GB 50 GB 2 TB $10
Standard s-1vcpu-3gb 1 3 GB 60 GB 3 TB $15
Standard s-2vcpu-2gb 2 2 GB 60 GB 3 TB $15
Standard s-3vcpu-1gb 3 1 GB 60 GB 3 TB $15
Standard s-2vcpu-4gb 2 4 GB 80 GB 4 TB $20
Standard s-4vcpu-8gb 4 8 GB 160 GB 5 TB $40
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 64 GB 1,280 GB 9 TB $320
Standard s-20vcpu-96gb 20 96 GB 1,920 GB 10 TB $480
Standard s-24vcpu-128gb 24 128 GB 2,560 GB 11 TB $640
Standard s-32vcpu-192gb 32 192 GB 3,840 GB 12 TB $960

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