How To Create a Cloud Server on DigitalOcean

This tutorial screencast will quickly walk you through creating an Ubuntu server on DigitalOcean. It will also teach you how to use the terminal to log in to your new server via SSH.

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Steve Patco says:

Here’s the thing I don’t quite understand.  Every droplet is a unique IP.  OK.  Got that.  So I go thru the install process and it shows all the distros.  OK got that. But then there is Apps tab.  You can only select one of the apps for that unique IP/droplet.  And  you cannot select the distro that you want.  Its either/or.  So if I install the distro of choice, I can never go back and select the apps of choice.  I don’t get that part.

dave oliveira says:

thank you!

Alexander Antonov says:

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Steve Patco says:

I think I understand it better now.  Apps are basically Ubuntu with some other app.  I dont see any centos apps.  I am trying to do a centos with CWP install. I have installed Centos but am having trouble with cwp.  CWP is not compatible with centos 7 btw.

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Abbas Hussain says:

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Mateus Lopes says:

thanks, for this.
Please consider

– Create Swap
– Install firewall (ufw)
– Install fail2ban
– Resize Droplet

aminozuur says:

Great video, good explanation.

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Ed Drain says:

doh!  I wish you had included setting up SSH keys!

Munnangi ravi teja says:

nice video. it is helpful in installing my cloud server which i rented from

Charleston X says:

can i add SSH later? or do i have to create another one

Ron Burgendy says:

DigitalOcean always has the best and updated tutorials. Thank you technical writers!

deniz says:

PuTTY doesn’t work, I can’t pate the password

awd sin says:

beautiful Tutorial

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