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Can anyone tell if it is possible to use VirtualBox as a provider on DigitalOcean?

I just like to know if it is possible to use VBox. Not DigitalOcean as a provider.

Currently all my efforts connclude in getting the guest machine reaching the gurumeditation state. I would just like to know if I’m wasting my time with this approach.


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Yes yo can. Example for FreeBSD (is my server system). First install Virtualbox headless, second install PHP virtualbox (https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpvirtualbox/files/), this is the remote control over the web in your browser. Over the the shame IP, but with diferent ports numbers you can access the virtual computer. For setup a FreeBSD host: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/virtualization-host-virtualbox.html

Yes you could - You would need to provision a fairly large droplet - install all the dependencies for and virtualbox itself - if you want to use it via a GUI you will need to install a desktop environment + vnc to remote into the desktop. All of this is quite an overkill.

If you are looking for virtualization in your droplet perhaps look into LXC/LXD on Ubuntu or Docker.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-docker-on-ubuntu-16-04