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. This 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.
  • DigitalOcean Droplets are managed using a terminal and SSH. SSH is an encrypted network protocol for remote server login and command execution. It is the standard method used for accessing and interacting with Linux servers. This tutorial shows how to connect to a DigitalOcean Droplet for the first time by using the OpenSSH client.
  • 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.
  • 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.