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6 months later I still cant get droplets to work

Its been 6 months now and I still cant get a droplet to work.

Its exactly the same issue. The domain will not link to the folder and I cant ftp to it.

I have given up being angry. Another 8 hours lost.

The support here is minimal to be honest. The comments are all the same.

Im actually quite an expert now at many things, OTHER THAN GETTING MY DROPLET TO WORK.

It makes me want to cry seeing other people asking more advanced questions because clearly they have have got past that stage.

Im wondering if theres a magic button to stop people like me using it. I have been following the instructions to the letter time and time again.

Here is my latest Virtual Host file:

<VirtualHost *:80> # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that # the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating # redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName # specifies what hostname must appear in the request’s Host: header to # match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this # value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless. # However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly. #ServerName www.example.com

    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    ServerName pbcx.co.za
    ServerAlias www.pbcx.co.za
    DocumentRoot /var/www/pbcx.co.za/public_html

    # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
    # error, crit, alert, emerg.
    # It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
    # modules, e.g.
    #LogLevel info ssl:warn

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
    # enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
    # include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
    # following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
    # after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
    #Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf

</VirtualHost>

The documetn root exists with the index file and I have enabled it:

sudo a2ensite pbcx.co.za.conf

and restarted apache:

sudo service apache2 restart

The thing is, i have done this now about 15 times over 6 months with two totally seperate droplets.

I also know that writing these questions achieves nothing. And from experience my question will be deleted as obviously people that cant get past the first stage dont belong here.

cheers.

Oh theres a laugh YOU HAVE TO SELECT A TAG TO POST THIS QUESTION AND YET NONE OF THE TAGS MAE ANY SENSE. I mean… what tag do I use for I Cant Get THe Droplet to work? DNS? no, VPN? i dont think so. I think i’ll try Configuration Management which doesnt make any sense but I cant post unless I choose one. I wonder how many questions have Ansible as the tag.

Last time I submitted a ticket the dude replied ARE YOU STILL TRYING TO GET IT TO WORK and then linked to a walkthrough on installing Apache, which I have clearly dont a number of times. No help there then.

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I just got a message saying someone else replied but I cant find the reply.

However. I would like to say that I gave up on all that. I found the best way to do it was create a droplet and then just sudo install virtual min. There are a few steps, but unlike all the steps above for a LAMP setup, these work with repeatability. I still dont really understand it all but I can get things done.

yes, digitalocean is wtf suck . not clever support , i got really confuse about their weird roles about droplet . yeah , your price is represent your quality . cheap but too risk to place your main business in digitalocean . i never face weird problem in AWS , will back again to AWS for better service and support .

I think the problem with digital ocean and other companies is that the way the advertise can be misleading for regular users I mean yes, you can “Deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds.” but it is not that simple. When you get an unmanaged VPS, it is an assumption that you have the knowledge on how to set up a server and maintain it. Maybe next time hire a freelancer who has experience with Digital Ocean. It saves you time.