This article is part of the Admin Setup (Step-by-Step) guide.
After setting up your DigitalOcean account, click Create > Droplets in the top right corner to start a new server:
For the image, choose Ubuntu for the distribution and 20.04 (LTS) x64 for the release:
For the plan, select the 'Shared CPU / Basic' category, 'Regular Intel with SSD' as the CPU option, and '8 GB / 4 CPUs' for your droplet size:
Do not click the green create button yet, as we'll continue to additional options in the next steps.