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:
Click the dropdown box under Ubuntu and choose 16.04 x64 as the distribution (instead of the default 18.04):
Select the 8 GB / 4 CPUs option for your droplet size:
Do not click the green create button yet, as we'll continue to additional options in the next steps.