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How to host Ethereum on Digital OCean?

I don’t know whether I am asking right question in right way. I am quite new to cloud infracture. I am concerned about Does Digital Ocean provides installation of GUI apps on linux or it provides only shell(means can I install and work on GUI’s of different applications or I have to work from command line only). I basically want to know how to host Ehtereum on Digital Ocean? Being more specific, I need to install Ethereum Wallet(Mist) to deploy a cryptocurreny. Mist provides GUI to carry out transactions from accounts. So can I install it on linux configuration provided by Digital Ocean, if yes How?

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Our droplets do not provide a GUI by default but you can set up a droplet with a secure and remotely accessible Desktop environment pretty easily. On the droplet create page, select an Ubuntu 14.04 droplet, click the user-data checkbox and paste this script into the text area.

This script will automatically configure an XFCE desktop and the x2go remote desktop service. Then you can download an x2go client for your platform and connect to your newly created droplet.

In x2go, create a new profile with your droplet’s IP address selecting XFCE as the desktop type. If you’re on Linux or Mac and authenticate with SSH keys you can check the box to try default login methods. x2go runs on top of ssh so you will use the same user credentials to access your droplet’s desktop as you use to access it via ssh.