1. Order your Linux VPS from ShockHosting
  2. Click on VPS at top of the page.
  3. On the slide bar, you can slide it back to the left to see the  $4.99 plan. (If you are running one bot, then this plan is perfect)
    Click on the red ORDER THIS VPS button on the right.
  4. Under hostname, you can enter any hostname you want. hostname.com is fine.  If you have your own domain, you can enter pt.yourdomain.com or whatever hostname you want.  You can get a free one from http://freedns.afraid.org/
  5. Under root password you can enter a password you will remember.
  6. Under Location, you can choose one of two US locations.  It does not matter which one you choose.
  7. You do NOT need an extra IP
  8. Under OS select Ubuntu 16.04
  9. Click on the red Continue button.
    Enter in your billing info that matched your credit card.  Otherwise, you will get flagged for fraud.
  10. Under Promotional Code, enter in 25OFF.  That will get you a 25% recurring discount on your VPS.
  11. Check off the box I have read and agree to the Terms of Service.
  12. Click on Checkout button and continue with the purchase. Using a credit card and your payment will be automatic.
  13. Shortly, you will get an email with your Linux VPS IP address, username and password.