It’s raining Droplets! Fedora 21 has landed in DigitalOcean’s cloud hosting. Fedora 21 offers a fantastic cloud image for developers, and it’s now easy for DigitalOcean users to spin it up and get started! Here are a couple of tips:

  • Like with other DigitalOcean images, you will log in with your ssh key as root rather than the typical fedora user that you may be familiar with when logging in to a Fedora cloud image.
  • This is the first time DigitalOcean has SELinux enabled by default (yay for security). If you want or need to you can still easily switch back to permissive mode; Red Hat’s Dan Walsh may have a “shame on you” or two for you though.
  • Fedora 21 should be available in all the newest datacenters in each region, but some legacy datacenters aren’t supported. If you have a problem you think is Fedora specific then drop us an email at, ping us in #fedora-cloud on freenode, or visit the Fedora cloud trac to see if it is already being worked on.

Happy Developing!