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Hello, I created my first droplet for my website what is next to start using it?

Hi, I came to DigitalOcean because somewhere it was mentioned that it is better than traditional hosting. I need my website example.com to work What is next After I created Ubunto image?

1-Does this droplet have Apache/PHP/MySQL or I need to install them 2-I could not connect via ssh from my windows OpenSSH and generated new key pairs and don’t know how to update it and could not find answer that. all answers show how to add it at the time of creation of droplet 3-What is the volume they talk about? if OS is installed, then I have space available. correct?


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Hi @equaser,

First, let’s start with connecting to your Droplet. You are correct when saying that you need an SSH key to connect to your Droplet and it’s usually added when creating the Droplet. There are two possibilities. To add the key manually now or re-create your Droplet with your new key.

Since recreating the Droplet with your new key should be a straightforward task, let me explain how to add the key to your current Droplet. You need to enter your Droplet using the Recovery Console, check the following Docs on the process:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/recovery/recovery-console/

Once inside the Droplet, paste your public SSH key located in the file id_rsa.pub inside the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the Droplet.

Now, regarding Apache/PHP/MySQL. You’ll need to install them on your own and configure them. Don’t worry it’s not a hard task! You can follow this tutorial for a LAMP setup:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-22-04

Alternatively, you can return to creating a new Droplet. DigitalOcea have a Marketplace

https://marketplace.digitalocean.com/

The Marketplace offer prepared Droplets for you. For example there is a Droplet that comes with prepared LAMP (Apache/MySQL/PHP) on creation. That way you won’t need to install and configure anything on your end.

Hope this helps!