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Getting Started - Server

Deploy and secure your server

You can get your server up and running quickly with the following tutorials. These will take you from creating a server from scratch to having your website set up. Read More

What is Cloud Hosting?

Cloud hosting describes a method of configuring servers in a flexible way to allow for the most affordable, scalable, and reliable web infrastructure. Read More

Create Your First DigitalOcean Server

This tutorial will walk you through the steps needed to make your first DigitalOcean Droplet. These include choosing your server's size, location, and linux distribution. It will also show you how to log into your server. Read More

Set Up Your Domain Name

This article walks you through setting up the DNS for your site. This includes steps to set up A records, point your nameservers, and information about MX records. Read More

Set Up SSH Keys

SSH keys provide a more secure way of logging into a virtual private server than using a password alone. With SSH keys, users can log into a server without a password. This tutorial explains how to generate, use, and upload an SSH Key Pair. Read More

One click images are pre-made snapshots of common applications to get you up and online quickly. Some of our one click images include Wordpress, Ghost, Docker, and Gitlab. Learn More about one-click images

Launch Your Site on a New Ubuntu 14.04 Server with LAMP, SFTP, and DNS

This article will take you from a fresh, new server to an online, working site. There are a variety of tutorials in our Community that will help you accomplish each step in the process. The following article will combine the relevant articles into a cohesive, step-by-step guide to set up your personal site on an Ubuntu server. Read More

Install Git on Ubuntu 14.04

This tutorial covers how to install git on ubuntu 14.04 via apt-get and from the source. Git is a distributed version control system released to the public in 2005. The program allows for non-linear development of projects. Read More