Export a Local Site to Digital Ocean

January 27, 2017 1.2k views
Ubuntu 16.04 WordPress

Show steps how to export a site using FileZilla as well as SSH to Digital Ocean

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You’d need to setup a Droplet that mimics your development environment first. To do this, you can use one of the one-click images available for use when setting up a Droplet, or, if you prefer to set your Droplet up on your own, you can check the tutorials here at DigitalOcean and do a search on what you’re wanting to setup.

Tutorials: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials

For instance, if you want to setup a LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 16.04, you can type in LAMP 16.04 in the search box and it’ll automatically filter the results for you.

For example, this is one of the results provided when searching for LAMP 16.04:


Once you’ve got a working setup, you’d then connect using SFTP and upload your files to the location you’ve setup in your Apache configuration (if using the guide above), import your database(s), etc.

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  • @jtittle , I have gotten the steps done, but the challenge right now is to move the local files using SSH, I used the rsync but to no avail. Any steps showing how to do that?

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