Control Panel Setup

Posted January 31, 2018 7.9k views
Getting StartedDigitalOceanDNSConfiguration ManagementControl PanelsDeployment

I am trying to get a hosting solution set up on my droplet but I am running into a ton of problems and through all of the posts and tutorials I can’t seem to get a straight solution.

All I want to do is getting a multisite server with email hosting up and running for multiple wordpress sites. I have tried the following panels (vesta, webmin + virtualmin, centos web panel, ajenti, plesk, etc).

I am able to get the control panel up and running and can access the admin section using the domain name but I am unable to access the additional domains added to the server nor am I able to access the original domain.

In the case of my Vesta attempt: -> Can access -> Cannot Acces (“Site Cannot Be Reached”) -> Can Access -> Cannot Access -> Can Access

I have set up the glue records for at my registrar and set to and Both and have been removed from digital ocean dns

When doing a DNS check on everything checks good.

An A record lookup of my domain points to my droplet’s floating IP and the admin panel works so why is the website itself not working? (the default vesta page that says the site is working)

I don’t know if I am overthinking this whole process, or I am running into problems with DNS propagation but for some reason I cannot wrap my head around this. I really don’t care if I use digitalocean nameservers or my own built in to the CP so is there an easier and more surefire way to do this?

After reading through multiple tutorials some say to set up a vanity NS and others say to point your domain to digital ocean so I am thinking I am getting tripped up. If someone has the time to give me some guidance it would be much appreciated.


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Remember droplets don’t come with wordpress requirements. You still need to install and config Apache, php, MySQL and several other packages to serve your wordpress files.

Looks like you don’t have apache installed in your server. Once you install apache your server should be listening to port 80. Once the request comes from your domain, it will listen port80 by default and serve your wordpress files.

Or follow up this guide, one click install

by Justin Ellingwood
The Apache web server is the most popular way to serve web content on the internet. The Apache provides a modular and scalable server that can satisfy the needs of large and small sites alike. In this guide, we will go over the main configuration files and some of the options you have when deploying your server.
  • Thank you for the reply. Apache is installed as a component of VestaCP. So I still feel like the issue lies with the control panel and I believe specifically with the DNS portion of the CP install. works fine here, doesn’t though.