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hosting the site

Posted May 15, 2014 1.5k views
I have purchased some domains from bigrock and godaddy. Now I want to host it in Digital Ocean. Please advise 1. Do I need to create droplet? Or just domains 2. In order to host multiple sites - multiple droplets are required or just single one? 3. Is that SSh necessary? 4. I received IP, user name and password but still am unable to log into FTP 5. For my domains how can I create the databases and email accounts

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Yes you do need to create a droplet in order to use the domain name.

To host your websites you decide if you want one or more droplets.

SSH is not necessary to access your droplet but it is recommented.

See the link bellow on how to use ftp. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-filezilla-to-transfer-and-manage-files-securely-on-your-vps

To create databases I suggest you use phpmyadmin as an interface of mysql database
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-and-secure-phpmyadmin-on-ubuntu-12-04
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers installing phpMyAdmin on a LAMP stack. Additionally it includes the steps on how to secure it with the .htaccess file. phpMyAdmin is an free web software to work with MySQL on the web—it provides a convenient visual front end to the MySQL capabilities.
I would add that it is pretty critical to have technical know how of how to run and manage a server via SSH to get anything up and running on a droplet environment. A droplet is essentially your own little computer up in the cloud and you need to know how to set it up :)
if you dont know how to set up the basic linux server then I think it is better to stick with shared hosting or managed vps
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