I’ve moved several applications over to DigitalOcean since posting articles on configuring Kubernetes. Some of these applications use SQL Server, so I needed an instance. Although DigitalOcean doesn’t have Windows droplets, SQL Server runs on Ubuntu without much work. There are a few articles out there on how to do this, but I’m posting this for posterity.
Create the droplet Droplets are servers created on DigitalOcean. They make it easy to spawn up new instances from the top menu anywhere in the dashboard.