Deploying Hugo the Golang CMS on DigitalOcean Creating a Droplet I am a bit partial to CentOS. The lastest version as of this writing is CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core). Setting up a droplet is always very simple. Just turn it on basically. Upload your ssh keys. Done. Install Nginx Add the epel repo: yum install epel-release Install yum install nginx Start it service nginx start systemctl enable nginx Create the Folders mkdir -p /var/www/ursite/ chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www touch /var/www/ursite/index.