First, you'll need an account.  Hit the DigitalOcean home page and click that SIGN UP button.

You'll want to pick a good password here, since access to this account gives root access to the servers you host under it.

Next, check your e-mail for a confirmation message from DigitalOcean, and click the confirmation link inside.

You should then be asked to provide a credit card number to pay for the account.

This guide was first published on Feb 13, 2015. It was last updated on Feb 13, 2015.

This page (Account Setup) was last updated on Feb 12, 2015.

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