OK, you’ve installed the latest Ubuntu server (Go ahead install the LAMP stack–It’s more fun that way.) Using Digital Ocean’s VPS service is a good place to start or using your handy Raspberry Pi.
Now! You need to secure it.
-updates, https, firewall, fail2ban, etc. A great tutorial from Digital Ocean is here.
A-HA! You’re ready to install. Read the instructions here (Digi Ocean tutorials are top notch!)