DigitalOcean is chosen to host our Discourse service - where simplicity of application deployment is just one of many reasons, why there are 74,774,585 DROPLETS LAUNCHED at the time of this writing.
Image 1 - quick application deployment
DigitalOcean also provides a prebuilt Docker Ubuntu OS image with Discourse already "baked in" as shown on Image 2 below. We will use this Docker image (created by Discourse, to simplify the Discourse service deployment on DigitalOceab) in the Droplet creation step coming next.
Image 2 - Docker Ubuntu OS image with Discourse.