This tutorial will show you how to configure a DigitalOcean droplet and use it to host your Buddy Enterprise installation.

Set up a One-Click app

We recommend selecting the one-click app as it already goes with Docker. Select an Ubuntu 16.04 image with the latest distribution of the Docker Engine.

Creating a new dropletCreating a new droplet

Make sure the droplet has at least 4GB of RAM and 30GB of space:

Configuring droplet detailsConfiguring droplet details


Install Docker Compose

Once your droplet with the Docker Engine is up and running, you need to update it with the latest distribution of Docker Compose. Connect to your droplet with SSH and follow the instructions on the Docker Compose installation page.

Set up Buddy Enterprise on the DO droplet

To install Buddy Enterprise, run the following in the terminal:

    curl -sSL | sh && sudo buddy install

This command will download 2GB of a Docker image. If you are having any trouble with the download, please contact us for assistance.


  • Buddy Enterprise uses ports 80, 443 and 22 on the installation server. You will be asked for an alternative port if one of the ports is unavailable.
  • By default Buddy installs in your HOME directory. You can change the storage path for databases, repositories, and settings in the configuration settings.

Set up your workspace

When the installation is over, Buddy Enterprise will launch and the URL to your instance will appear.

Copy and paste the link to your browser to begin.

Installation summary with workspace IPInstallation summary with workspace IP

Buddy Enterprise uses a self-signed certificate for SSL. You may see a warning about this upon accessing your workspace for the first time. There’s nothing to worry about: you can safely proceed to the website.

Provide the details of your first workspace:

Buddy workspaceBuddy workspace


You’ve just successfully installed and configured Buddy Enterprise on your own server. Make sure to check out our guides for inspiration and some good practice that will help you get started.

Good luck in your ventures! The Buddy Team