This article is part of the Admin Setup (Step-by-Step) guide.
Your machine will connect to a server and admin that you alone have access to, and from which you control the machine's settings and wallets.
We've written our platform with DigitalOcean, a virtual private server host, in mind as they are the easiest to get started with.
(Advanced users may install the backend software on their own server, however, we're unable to provide support for custom environments.)
Create an account
To begin, sign up for a DigitalOcean account here: https://cloud.digitalocean.com/registrations/new
Provide them with your billing information.
You must set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Digital Ocean account, and securely store the backup codes, to protect your crypto and cash.
Use only the authenticator app (HOTP) option, and not SMS-based authentication: https://cloud.digitalocean.com/settings/security