Introduction to Ansible Transcripts
Chapter: Running Playbooks
Lecture: Sign up for DigitalOcean

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0:00 To know what to fill in here
0:01 we need to provision a server.
0:02 The easiest way to do that is to use a hosting company.
0:04 Switch over into your web browser
0:06 and if you've already got a hosting company
0:07 that you use, that's awesome.
0:09 I've been using DigitalOcean for a few years now
0:11 and I found it really easy, and they have a few features
0:13 like uploading a public key to lock down your server
0:17 that are super helpful and we're going to actually use
0:19 in these videos.
0:20 Not all the hosting providers use that
0:21 but you can go to the following URL
0:23 that's, and this will give you
0:27 $100 credit so that you don't have to pay anything
0:30 in order to use DigitalOcean servers.
0:32 So throughout these videos, you shouldn't have to spend
0:34 any money on servers as long as you use that promo code.
0:39 So you should see a screen like this
0:41 which will just ask you for an email address and password.
0:50 And then you just need to confirm your email address.
0:53 Now as soon as you click on the link in the email
0:55 it'll change the screen, and then you'll be prompted
0:57 for some billing information. Pop that in.
0:59 This helps DigitalOcean protect against or spambots.
1:01 You won't actually get charged.
1:02 There'll be a temporary authorization on your card
1:04 to make sure it's valid, and then we can proceed
1:06 to provisioning our server.