On November 11, 2016, I attended the FrontendMasters course “DevOps for Frontend Devs” taught by Jem Young from Netflix.

It was a great class. Here’s the checklist I built for bringing up a basic droplet on Digital Ocean

create an ssh key pair

create a new server

on the new server, as root

back on the home machine

on new server, regular user (from now on)

get a domain name

set up the web server

setting up the application

build and deploy an app