This article will walk you step-by-step through the process of setting up your hosting account through Digital Ocean.
These instructions were correct at the time of writing, but Digital Ocean can change their screens at any time. If you find that the instructions are wrong, please [let me know](/feedback.html)!
First you’ll need to sign up for an account.
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Digital Ocean’s pricing lists both a monthly and hourly rate. A MUSH server will be up 24/7 all month long, so it uses the monthly rate.
A “droplet” is just what DO calls a server. To create a new droplet, log into your account and click Create -> Droplet.