How do I test a site I'm developing in a droplet?

I’m using ssh to access my droplet. I can pull the code and develop, but how do I view my edits from a browser? What is the equivalent to spinning up the site locally and accessing

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Bobby Iliev
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October 13, 2019
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It would depend on the type of application that you are using but for example if you are developing a static HTML/CSS site, you could only install Nginx and it should all work out of the box:

If you are developing a node application, you could again use Nginx but use it as a reverse proxy:

Then once you have this setup, you can visit your droplet’s IP in your browser and you would be able to see your app.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

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