This version of the instructions is intended for people who doing this for the first few times or would like to refresh their memory with screenshots. There is a short step by step version that is intended for those who are familiar with the process and would like a short reminder of what to do.
The 9-minute Video
Step1: Provision a Linode server
Select a region that is the best geographic compromise between participants. Select a server based on use — the lowest level Shared-CPU server (a “Nanode”) works fine for experimentation and setup. It’s easy to resize the Linode to higher levels later if needed.
Provide a password for the Root account and click Create Linode.
Step2: SSH into the Linode
The connection-challenge is normal when logging in for the first time, answer “yes.”
Step3: Answer “Ok” and “yes” to the prompts in the script
Use the left-arrow key to select “yes” and hit Return/Enter to resume/finish the script.
Step4: Wait for the script to finish and log out to finish the setup
A message like this will display . Logging out is like having to restart a computer after installing new software.