DigitalOcean Consulting?

September 30, 2013 1.8k views
It's been recommended I switch my 30 websites from BlueHost to DigitalOcean. But, I'm just a business owner and marketing guy and have no clue how to setup or manage a server on my own. I've Googled "DigitalOcean Consultant," as well as a few freelancing sites, but can not find any results. Are there any sites you can recommend that I might be able to find someone to help me setup and manage my DigitalOcean account?
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There are lots of folks in the Digital Ocean IRC channel that would love to consult you in what you need for a good migration and setup. It's a great place to go if you're looking for someone to manage your hosting for a fee or if you're looking for help learning about VPS and cloud hosting. Also the community section has a nice set of tutorials for getting started.
Thanks for the responses. So, if I want to find someone to do the setup and manage my server, as well as consult with me over the phone or Skype on the process, should I ask in the live chat area?
I've migrated some of my clients from a reseller account in other provider, to a VPS for hosting and two VPS for DNS, and it's really good.

The Q&A section is a good starting point, and overall DO you can find help.

Good look with your search.

PS: I'm from Chile, and may be with different timezone... oh and sorry if my english is not so good.
"... my 30 websites from BlueHost to DigitalOcean."

Do they happen to be WordPress installations? If so, save yourself the $$$ and check out the Duplicator plugin; or, this article: How to Migrate WordPress from Shared Hosting to a Cloud Server with Zero Downtime.

Also, I would highly recommend that you stay far, far away from FTP and only use SFTP when needing to upload files to your web server. For those tasks, arm yourself with FileZilla (and PuTTY if working from a Windows machine).
by Etel Sverdlov
PuTTY is an open-source SSH and Telnet client for Windows. It allows you to securely connect to remote servers from a local Windows computer. This tutorial will cover how to connect to your Droplet from your local Windows computer using PuTTY.
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