Any hardware or virtual machine should be fine, as long as it supports Ubuntu 18.04 or higher. For this guide, we use Vultr for Virtual Machine. We provide specialised instructions with Vultr in mind.
Navigate to https://www.vultr.com/?ref=6922665 with your web browser
Create an account
Setup a payment method in the Billing section
Navigate to the New Server screen, clicking Servers on the left, and the plus icon
Choose a location
For Server Type, select Ubuntu 18.04 or higher
For Server Size, the smallest will work and it can be upgraded
For Additional Features, make sure you tick Enable IPv6, it's so easy, and it's harder to do it manually later. It's up to you if you woul dlike to enable backups or anything else.
Set the Server hostname and label, if you have a DNS name in mind, you can use that
Click Deploy Now, you'll see the following while it sets up
It will say "Running", when it's ready
Click on the label of the server, in this case "my_dull_test" to open the server details. You'll see a whole page, but the most important is the following:
Click the eye icon to see the password, and the copy button is handy too for copying the IP address and the password.