Hosting HTML built sites

March 28, 2014 2.9k views
Hey guys, may be a very basic question but does digital ocean give me the ability to host a site that I have constructed of HTML5? I am new to this type of instance, and wanted to gain as much information as I could such as what would need to be installed, how I may go about it or even maybe some tutorials? Any additional information would be great! Thank you, NF
3 Answers
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial shows you how to set up a new directory, how to grant the correct permissions, how to add content to a new page, how to turn on virtual hosting, and how to, if needed, set up local hosts. Virtual Hosts are used to run more than one website or domain off of a single server and IP address. When used with nginx, virtual hosts are called Server Blocks. This tutorial covers setting up server blocks on an Ubuntu server.
You need to install a webserver on your VM. Here is tutorial:

And in all fairness if it is just basic HTML website, you probably better of not using a VM, but rather a shared hosting, because using a VM requires a certain level of knowledge of Linux :)
by Justin Ellingwood
The Apache web server is the most popular way to serve web content on the internet. The Apache provides a modular and scalable server that can satisfy the needs of large and small sites alike. In this guide, we will go over the main configuration files and some of the options you have when deploying your server.
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