hi. We (as a company) are looking at using a different service for our website. I’m not technical, can you please let me know what I need to do to start using this service? in terms of hardware etc etc. i’m sorry this is probably very basic..but need to start familiarizing myself

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Hello,

You can by creating you first droplet. Droplets are just like servers and you can create them by just a couple of clicks via your DigitalOcean Control panel.

To access the DigitalOcean Control Panel and create a Droplet, you need a DigitalOcean account. You can create one from the DigitalOcean new account registration page if you don’t already have one.

After you log in to the control panel, click the green Create button in the top right to open the create menu. You will be asked to choose things like your Operating system, the location of the server, the size of the server in terms of RAM, CPU and Disk size. Once you hit the create button it would take less than a minute for your first droplet to be provisioned.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to do that:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/create/

Also, I would suggest going through some of the great “getting started” tutorials here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tags/getting-started?type=tutorials

If you have any specific questions feel free to post them in the community forum here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/

Regards,
Bobby

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