Roll Your Own OpenSIM with Digital Ocean
Ok, so starting off, there was a bit of trial and error involved here and a bit of backtracking. I’ve done what I think is a good job of backtracking through my steps though to get all of the actual steps listed. TWO! I’m not going to vouch for this being 100% accurate anytime after posting. My experience with OpenSIM is that every damn time seems to be completely different for SOME reason. That said, it should still be mostly a good guide.
For the uninitiated, OpenSIM is basically an Open source, user controlled Second Life server instance. It can be connected to other sims via the hypergrid protocols. This guide does not cover anything involving Hypergrid or connecting to other grids. It is for creating a private accessible from anywhere OpenSIM instance using Diva on Digital Ocean. Diva is a pre configured OpenSIM stack deal and Digital Ocean is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) host.
The rest of this post is behind a cut…