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Installing Ruby on Rails

Posted September 9, 2013 3.1k views
When we access a droplet it takes us directly to the root console. Does it mean all installation and settings should be done under root?

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I recommend following the Initial Server Setup article:

- Ubuntu: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-12-04
- CentOS: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/initial-server-setup-with-centos-6
- Arch Linux: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/initial-server-setup-with-arch-linux
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to login with root, how to change the root password, how to create a new user, how to give the new user root privileges, how to change the port, and how to disable root login in. This tutorial is written for Ubuntu. When you first create your server, this tutorial explains the first steps you need to take. This tutorial is made for CentOS.
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