This is a short how-to guide how to access Digital Ocean droplet from your machine
First let’s create a droplet. Assuming you already have digital ocean account, click Create and then Droplets
Choose an image, in my case it is Ubuntu and shared CPU and simple 5$ plan (just pick the one that would work for you)
Choose a datacenter region, basically tell digital ocean where you would like to host your droplet
Pick authentication method, I use public SSH key for my machine (you can either create one) or use Password instead, Digital Ocean will send a password your email.
Finally click create droplet button and create droplet
After droplet was initialized we can see it in digital ocean, what we interested in is a IP address of the droplet
Once you get the ip address simple open terminal on your machine and access droplet with root user in my case it would be
If you selected ssh as authentication it should automatically connect you to the droplet, if you selected password it will ask you to enter password for a root user.
Hope that helps, feel free post your comments below.