Illinois was getting a bit too cold for me, so I jetted off to sunny California to visit my employer for the first time. It only took a few hours for me to go from "I don't know if I can do this job..." to "Yeah, I can totally do this job". In the few weeks since I was hired and given little direction or assistance on how to actually get work done, my brain went to weird places on what the job entailed and how there was no way I was competetant to actually do the work.
I've used Drupal in many situations and on many servers throughout the world, but I'm having a love affair with Digital Ocean in a big way. Learning more about the command line has been a goal of mine for a while, and diving head first into Digital Ocean, embracing the terminal, and falling head-first in very basic server management. Getting Drupal up and configured on Digital Ocean provided a few difficulties, but now that I've overcome them, I'm a pretty happy camper. Here's what I learned thoughout the way.