Tutorial Series

New Ubuntu 14.04 Server Checklist

When creating a new Ubuntu 14.04 server, there are some basic steps that you should take to ensure that your server is secure and configured properly. The tutorial series covers connecting to your server and general security best practices, and provides links to articles that will help you start running your own web server or application.
  1. How To Connect To Your Droplet with SSH

    November 4, 2014
    If you have recently created a DigitalOcean Droplet, and you are new to working with Linux servers, you will need to learn how to use SSH to connect to and manage it. SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is an encrypted network protocol that is used to for, among other...
  2. Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 14.04

    April 17, 2014
    When you start a new server, there are a few steps that you should take every time to add some basic security and give you a solid foundation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps necessary to hit the ground running with Ubuntu 14.04.
  3. Additional Recommended Steps for New Ubuntu 14.04 Servers

    November 3, 2014
    After setting up the bare recommended configuration for a new server, there are often some additional steps that are highly recommended in most cases. In this guide, we'll continue the initial configuration by tackling some recommended, but optional procedures.