Gramps Web DigitalOcean 1-Click App

I have problem with Gramps WEB at DigitalOcean. I followed the guidelines in What I did was following:

  1. Created a DigitalOcean account … OK

  2. Create the droplet … OK

  3. Set up a domain name:

    I have and added a host but I have to specify an IP-address … which one should I use?

  4. Log in to your droplet

    I made ssh root@ip-droplet-address and it went OK

    asking my about domain (I entered & email.

    Should i ‘Add domain’ for my droplet in DigitalOcean … pull down menu. I did enter

  5. Launch Gramps Web

How to start Gramps Web … what is URL-address?

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Bobby Iliev
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June 28, 2023

Hi there,

I will try to cover all of the questions that you’ve listed:

  1. Set up a domain name

    The IP address that you need to use for your domain is the IP address of your droplet. You can find this in the DigitalOcean control panel in the dashboard of your Droplet. Once you have it, you should add it to your DynDNS account for your domain name.

    As a side note, rather than using a dynamic DNS provider, I could suggest getting an actual domain name, here is a tutorial on how to get a free one in case that you don’t have one already:

    How to get a free domain name for your project?

  2. Log in to your Droplet

    It sounds like you’ve already done this correctly. The domain you entered is the one you configured in your DynDNS account, which is or your actual domain name.

    If you are managing your DNS records externally there is no need to add your domain to your DigitalOcean account. If you prefer, you could add your domain name to your DigitalOcean account and manage your DNS records there, keep in mind that you would need to actually own the domain in order to do that:

  3. Launch Gramps Web

    If you’ve followed all the instructions in the guide, Gramps Web should be running on your droplet already. You should be able to access it by navigating to in your web browser. If that doesn’t work, try adding the port number to the URL, like The port number is the one you configured for Gramps Web (default is 8000).

    If you’re still having problems, make sure that the firewall on your droplet is not blocking incoming connections. If you’re using ufw, you can check the status with sudo ufw status. If necessary, you can allow incoming connections to Gramps Web with a command like sudo ufw allow 8000 (replace 8000 with the port number Gramps Web is running on).

I hope this helps! If you run into any more issues, feel free to ask for more help.



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