Can I connect my Cloudways hosted Droplet to my Digital Ocean account?

Posted May 3, 2017 4.1k views

I am currently hosting an Ubuntu server with a Wordpress install on Cloudways and would like to know if I can show that Droplet on my Digital Ocean account. Is that possible or do I have to do everything via Cloudways since I am hosting through them? I really would like access to the Droplet via the Digital Ocean platform to edit DNS information for my domain.

Thank you for any help with this.

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If you created a DigitalOcean account and connected it to CloudWays, or provided them with an API key for your account, the Droplets you create through them should show up in your dashboard.

If CloudWays doesn’t create an account for you, if you didn’t create an account, etc – they most likely host the Droplet via their account, which means you would not have direct access via DO.

That being said, from my experience with them, they lock down the created server so you would only be able to login to the server via the methods that they provide you with. Last I recall, they don’t allow root access with their configuration, so you would login as a normal user via SSH.

As for DNS, if you have a DigitalOcean account and the Droplet is indeed showing up, then you could definitely use the DNS manager provided by DO, otherwise you’d have to use CloudWays or your domain registrar.

Hi @tyleryocca288
I don’t think so, since you cannot even have root access to your server. You might want to ask Cloudways support.
EDIT: Too late, jtittle beat me :)

Update: I asked Cloudways and no, you cannot access your Droplets via the Digital Ocean platform.

How to host a ubuntu server on cloudways using WordPress? Can u help me? Application name :- Wordpress
Server :- digital ocean or google cloud platform. Are the options available in cloudways. Where is thr option of Ubuntu server creation? Plz help na?