Create Droplet with lamp, now what ?

Posted December 12, 2014 2.3k views

hello i create a droplet with lamp, where can i get the username and password for mysql ? how about its security ?

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When you log into your droplet via ssh the following message containing your MySQL root password is displayed (with your droplet’s IP in place of

Thank you for using DigitalOcean's LAMP Application.
Your web root is located at /var/www/html and can be seen from
The details of your PHP installation can be seen at
Your MySQL root user's password is WAjYY29QmM
You are encouraged to run mysql_secure_installation to ready your server for production.
To delete this message of the day: rm -rf /etc/motd.tail

The application images are fairly stock configurations and you will want to take some steps to further secure your new droplet. I would recommend starting with these tutorials:

Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 14.04


Additional Recommended Steps for New Ubuntu 14.04 Servers

by Justin Ellingwood
When you start a new server, there are a few steps that you should take every time to add some basic security and set a solid foundation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps necessary to hit the ground running with Ubuntu 14.04.