Droplet Setup – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

Ernest Marcinko Hosting, Tutorials Leave a Comment

At this point you have everything prepared, got your site completely backed up, it's time to go. Log in to your digital ocean account, if you don't have one, you can create quickly on their website: digitalocean.com

Creating your droplet

What's a droplet? Droplet is a virtual private server, that's what they call it at Digital Ocean.

After successfully creating your account, you should see a big green button on the top right corner of the screen, which says Create Droplet. After clicking it you should see a few options.

Droplet size & price

Okay, in most cases the $10/month (1 core, 1gigs of ram) is the best way to go. But you can choose the $5 smaller one, if you just want to play around first.

What's the Droplet Hostname? It's the droplet name. The best option would be the domain name, but you can use anything.

Server location

Well, if you know where is the most of your traffic originated from, choose the one that's the closest to you. Also, I recommend enabling backups. You can't enable it once you created your droplet.

Choosing the Operating System and Application

In this tutorial I will explain a Ubuntu with a LAMP (Linus Apache MySQL PHP) stack. It's a well known setup, and probably the easiest. So on the distributions tab choose the Ubuntu and on the Applications tab Select the LAMP 14.04.

As the final step you can create SSH keys to increase the security, but in this tutorial I won't use that option.

After double checking the options, hit the big green button on the bottom of the page.

Chapters

<< Chapter #1      Chapter #3 >>

Ernest Marcinko

WordPress developer, javascript enthusiast, photoshop clicker and the founder of wp-dreams.com

Stay connected

Related Posts
Filter by
Post Page
Tutorials Wordpress Hosting Blog Testing
Sort by

Saving space automatically – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

After a while, you will notice an exponential growth of used space, without even copying anything to it. How
2016-05-06 09:24:05
admin

18

Swap file – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

If you reached this step, your server is up and running flawlessly. However after gaining some traffic it will run out
2015-01-21 15:48:02
admin

18

Mailing – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

Sending mails properly is probably the hardest task to achieve with Digital Ocean. I will present two ways of doing
2015-01-20 21:38:53
admin

18

FTP & SFTP – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

So far we have a running web server with a working database, but we don't have FTP access. SFTP However
2015-01-16 17:08:19
admin

18

Virtual Hosts - Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

By now we have a working private server with very basic features and a demo user. By default your website is data is
2015-01-15 19:23:28
admin

18

From XAMPP to Vagrant WordPress

2016-01-05 19:58:17
admin

8

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *