RESTful and HTTP APIs in Pyramid Transcripts
Chapter: Deploying your REST service to DigitalOcean on Ubuntu
Lecture: DigitalOcean overview

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0:01 Here we are on Digital Ocean, you've maybe heard of Digital Ocean, I am a huge fan of what those guys are doing,
0:09 you probably heard of things like aws and azure, but I'm here to tell you for simpler, not extremely complicated web applications
0:18 that have to dig into all of these cloud apis, this is a better place to be;
0:23 it really is better performance and much, much cheaper, and really just simpler. We're going to use Digital Ocean to go create this Linux server.
0:30 Now, let's click really quickly on pricing, just so you guys see like what it is we're going to create,
0:35 so the pricing is really nice here, we're going to use a standard droplet and pay, we can get hourly price if we want,
0:42 but really monthly is a better human term to think about what is it going to cost us, they also have like high memory ones, and whatnot,
0:49 but we're just going to focus down on these standard ones. So we're going to use a five dollar server, and you'll see that this five dollar server
0:56 will run our api for many, many requests, I'm pretty sure we could get millions of requests per month for five dollars.
1:02 And just to indicate like what a good deal this is, last time I checked the pricing for just bandwidth alone at aws was nine cents per gigabyte,
1:12 notice you get a terabyte of bandwidth here, so 0.09 times that many gigabytes, that's 92 dollars a month
1:19 just in bandwidth value that you get with his thing, not to mention you get ssds and all sorts of goodies.
1:25 So what we're going to do is we're going to go create one of these, now, I have already created an account, so logged in here
1:31 you can see my various servers that I used to run the Talk Python and Python Bytes stuff and we're going to go and create a new droplet,
1:39 so let's go down here and and show you what you get so we can come down, we can pick a variety of different linux distributions,
1:46 and pick different versions as well, so let's just go with this one, the standard long term support Ubuntu, there's not a real great reason
1:57 to choose a different one, I will just point out though that you can go if you want to and get it kind of pre configured, like from my Mongodb server
2:03 I just went down here and said I want Mongodb running on that version of Ubuntu
2:07 and boom, it already comes preconfigured, somewhat secure, things like that. But we're not using Mongo, so we'll use this
2:14 and pick this size, you'll see that that's plenty good we don't need block storage right now
2:22 we could get a different data center so I'm on the west coast of the US so I'll pick something in San Francisco
2:28 and then we just have to create an ssh key, we click go, give it a name, and let's call this auto service server something like that
2:38 it seems like a decent name, we can have a bunch, I don't want a bunch, I want one, and we'll get going.
2:43 So, that's how it will work, we're going to need to do things like create an ssh key,
2:47 so that we can log in and not have to worry about passwords, and things like that, but we'll do that in just a moment, right.
2:54 So Digital Ocean basically lets us create these servers and then we can go over to the networking section which we'll do afterwards
3:01 and we can basically get it's called a floating ip address, and what that means is there an ip address that kind of
3:08 we control independent of the machine and we can map our domain to that and then we can do things like hey I need to upgrade the server
3:14 I could move it over to a temporary fail over server if for some reason I want to just create a new version after six months
3:21 on a new implementation of Linux or whatever I could spin that up and get it exactly ready
3:26 and then I could just instantly flip the switch, and it will flip to that new server. So it gives you a little bit of machine independence,
3:32 with this networking section, so we're going to do that next, but first, in order to create this, we're going to create an ssh key.

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