Updated: 10-17-2018

DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure providers that owns a substantial user base due to their outstanding service and competitive pricing policy. It is also well tested on VPSrobots alongside with LinodeVultr, and Host1Plus. In this guide I’ll show you how to deploy a droplet on Digital Ocean and obtain the necessary server information before connecting to it via VPSrobots.

 1. Sign up and log in Digital Ocean

DigitalOcean home page

Sign up and Log in DigitalOcean

2. Create a Cloud Server

A control panel appears after login, click Create Droplets button on the main dashboard. Alternatively, click Create button then Droplets on the top of right corner.

Create a DigitalOcean droplet

Create a DigitalOcean droplet

3. Choose an image for the server

Now you need to choose the server opreating system. Note, VPSrobots currently only offer support for Debian 7/8/9, Ubuntu 14/16/17/18, CentOS 7 operating system.

Select a OS for your VPS

4. Choose the server size

Determine the server capacity depending on your needs.

Choose the server size

Choose the server size

5. Choose a datacenter region

Generally, people choose the nearest datacenter from your customer location, as the performance of the nearest datacenter would be better than others.

Choose a datacenter region

Choose a datacenter region

6. Choose additional options or leave them to do nothing depending on your needs

7. Finalize and create

Digital Ocean gives users a convenient option, users can deploy multiple servers with the same configuration at the same time. Give a name to your server according to hostname requirements. If you need a tag for your server, type it. And then click Create button to start deploying the server, normally the process will take less than 3 minutes depending on your network performance. With that done, Digital Ocean will send you an order email that includes the server IP address and initial root password.

Deploy a server with Digital Ocean

8. Change the initial root password

Last but not least, you have to change the initial password of root user using the DO console or an SSH client like PuTTY. That is becasue DigitalOcean is pretty different from other server providers, they require a reset of the initial root password before you can successfully use a third-party control panel which includes VPSrobots to manage a DO server.

That’s it, now you can use the following server information to connect to and manage the droplet via VPSrobots.

  1. server IP address.
  2. Your server username: root.
  3. New root password.