RStudio/Shiny server on digital ocean fuelled by hot chocolate and a kit-kat chunky
John D Harrison
29 March 2014
A number of people had told me about digitalocean recently so when a new project came along I decided to try it out. Digital Ocean I had gathered was a cloud hosting platform in the vein of amazon and co. I had used AWS previously so I was interested to see how this platform would compare.
Creating an account involved giving an email address and creating a password. After this an option was given to load credit onto the account. Paypal was accepted so I used this option to credit the account. After this I was taken to a basic screeen with a big green button labelled create. Seemed simple enough so I clicked it.