Hosting a website

Posted September 6, 2013 32.6k views
I am starting my new online venture, development is in process. Want to know is it is linux based servers or windows based. Want to buy quickly, please guide me
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DigitalOcean now has a pre-configured .NET Core w/ PowerShell on 16.04 one-click. This is essentially an Ubuntu 16.04 x64 droplet with the dot net core AND powershell pre-installed.

More documentation on .Net Core here and Powershell here.

Read more about using the .NET Core w/ PowerShell on 16.04 in this tutorial:

@monty.exe: Linux

@DigitalOcean: Available images is prob. a good ? to add to the FAQs.
We do not support Windows servers however you can use Mono to host websites on Linux servers.

@Pablo: The OS list should be up on the FAQ page soon. Thanks :]

It depends what specific .NET technologies you’re using. The Mono Project provides an Apache module (mod_mono) for running ASP.NET sites, and from what I gather it works well.

Mono doesn’t support all the .NET APIs, though - notably WPF (and possibly WCF too, I can’t remember) - but it does provide good support for much else of the framework.

If you’re starting from scratch and particularly want to target non-Windows servers, then ensuring your project works with Mono would be a good goal to aim for. However, if you need particular APIs or language features that are not supported by Mono, then you will need to use a Windows server for deployment. It’s a design-time/architectural choice that should make up front.

Hello, all

At this time we do not have native support for Windows OSs on Droplets. You may be able to achieve this however by creating your own custom Windows ISO image and then using that when creating your Droplet.

Currently, DigitalOcean only allows the deployment of Linux based OS’s.

NOTE: This is not natively supported on the platform (choosing a Windows OS when you deploy your droplet).

We’d recommend that you add your vote to the Windows Server idea on our Product Ideas Board as well as comment your use-case there so that our teams can better understand your needs.

Regarding the .NET core install, you could follow step one form this article here:

Hope that helps!

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