Tutorial Series

The Navigator's Guide to DigitalOcean

This is an early release version of the contents of the Navigator's Guide book, an offering from the DigitalOcean Solutions Engineers. The goal of the book is to help business customers plan their infrastructure needs, provide working examples along the way, and include technical nuance and the "why" that makes some decisions better than others.
  • How do I scale and grow my infrastructure for my business? More importantly, how do I prevent a crisis? How do I know what my decisions will also impact? Am I asking the right questions? This book will help answer questions, but also help with the background information needed when making decisions that impact your business's infrastructure.
  • In the introduction, we said that this book would give you the tools and the understanding you need to run a successful infrastructure on DigitalOcean — but what is DigitalOcean, and who are we to tell you what to do?
  • Before we set sail, we want to share a brief infrastructure history lesson. This will help provide context on the needs that cloud infrastructure fills and how to take full advantage of it to get the most value, performance, and stability out of your infrastructure.
  • This is the first hands-on portion of the book. First, we'll go over the tools we'll be using, how they fit together, and how they can be beneficial to you as you begin to create and manage your infrastructure on DigitalOcean. Then, we'll set up a single Droplet which we'll use as as a controller to run and use the rest of our tool belt.