passwdas root), disable password log in for the root user by setting
without-passwordwhich should still allow you to use your SSH keys to log in to your droplet but not the password (again, this only applied to the SSH server), and use the new password to log in via the Remote Console.
In case anyone else has this problem also (the reason I would need to access via web console is because i obviously am not at my terminal at home)... So, you can view the droplet and reset password from there. You will get an email with the new password, and then you can log in, and set your own root password.