Setting up a Digital Ocean Droplet

This website runs on a Digital Ocean droplet so I thought I would quickly cover how to set one up.

Make an account and login

First, you'll need a Digital Ocean account, which can you create by clicking here.

Go to the droplet creation page

Once logged in, click on the big green "Create Droplet" button at the top right of the page.

Choose your droplet settings

Only you will know what software and hardware requirements you'll need and this is where you get to choose them. This is a simple website running on Linux so I chose CentOS 7.2 x64 running on the lowest hardware (512 MB / 1 CPU, 20 GB disk). You may want to choose a location nearest to you or your audience/customer. Finally, see their information about the additional options, write in a clever hostname (e.g. gridc0), and click the big green "Create" button.

Let that puppy provision

You're all done. Your droplet will now be created and you can start using it in just a few moments!

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