@kensanata As of the other day, there is a one-click install for DigitalOcean that will probably make it easier for many: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/04/mastodon-now-available-on-digitalocean/
Why is this step necessary? octodon.social might not be the server where you are registered, so we need to redirect you to your home server first.
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