Digital Ocean is a fantastic cloud hosting service that allows you to start up a Virtual Private Server in less than a minute. In this episode, we're just getting you started with creating your first VPS droplet.
DigitalOcean is a simple to use cloud hosting platform that's run on Solid Slate Drives. This allows for faster virtual server startup times and overall performance for your applications.
You'll want to setup an account with DigitalOcean before getting started with your VPS droplets.
Don't worry, you won't be charged for simply signing up. You're only charged for the length of time that you have a droplet instance that has been created and not destroyed.
Keep in mind, we're just getting you started in this episode. We have dozens of topics that we'd like to cover. In the meantime, you can find a wealth of tutorials on different topics that can be applied to your DigitalOcean servers at https://www.digitalocean.com/community/