You can also create your own virtual machine using VMware or VirtualBox, and install Ubuntu from an ISO image.
You can get an Ubuntu ISO image from
I recommend Ubuntu 16.04 Server, but any other version should be OK too.
If you made your own virtual machine, install SSH server with these commands:
Now connect with any SSH client, such as PuTTY.
sudo apt update sudo apt install openssh-server ip addr show
You should see information about your Linux version, as shown below. Find the text that is covered by a gray box in the image below.
Use the form below to put your name on the WINNERS PAGE.
SSH instructions added 6-19-18
Digital Ocean screenshot added 7-21-18