Console extremely slow to responde

February 2, 2017 234 views
DigitalOcean FreeBSD

I'm running OSX 10.11.6 and when I try to access the console for one of my droplets I get an extremely slow response time, it could be up to 1 minute from the point I type something until it appears in the console. I tried accessing the console via Chrome (55.0.2883.95) and Firefox (51.0.1) but both have the same issue.

It was working well a while back but I haven't used it much since, thanks

2 Answers


Since the console (from within the DigitalOcean CP) is web based, I've noticed it can be a little slow at times, which is why I'll normally use Terminal on my MBP -- that and I prefer to have more control than what is provided from a web based solution.

When you can't access Terminal, it's a viable solution, though in most all other cases, Terminal is the best method to login to your server on a Mac.

  • I normally login to the droplets via SSH (from the Terminal) but I use the console if I want to observe the boot process or make a change on the server the screws up SSH

    • @larynx1982

      If it's super-slow, I'd at least get a ticket in to see if perhaps there's an issue -- can't hurt and may point out an issue they may not be aware of just yet, or if they are, perhaps they can provide more details.

      • I reset my Firefox profile and tried again and it seems to be working much better in Firefox although Chrome still has that same issues so I think it might some of the settings/extensions. I'll look into it, thank you for the reply

The DigitalOcean Web-based console is always a backup, emergency option for you to access your droplet, in those cases you mistakenly configured your firewall or SSH server.

Normally, you can simply open your Terminal in Launchpad, and type in ssh user@hostname(IP or domain) to access your server.

While demanding monitor boot status, I suppose properly configure logs is a better option.

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