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How to launch new website on Digital Ocean

I have a CSS HTML site that I have developed. I currently have it running in test on GITHUB. I would like to deploy it to production on Digital Ocean, but cannot find any information on how to do that. Could you please point me to the implementation process for a CSS HTML JS website?


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Hello there,

You can also use our App Platform and deploy your website there. App Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that allows developers to publish code directly to DigitalOcean servers without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

https://www.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/

You can automate the code changes via GitHub hooks and every time you make a code change to your GitHub repository this will be pulled to your website, automatically.

Regards

Hi @donmcclure,

To build a new website on DigitalOcean with HTML CSS and JS, all you would need is a WebService like Apache or Nginx. Since Apache2 is a bit more straightforward, I’ll recommend you to go with it:

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

The above article will help you install Apache2, MySQL and PHP on your Ubuntu Droplet. You can go without MySQL at this point but I’ll still recommend installing it for future use.

I’ll recommend going for the cheapest Droplet there is just because an HTML, CSS, JS website shouldn’t be that heavy and you can upgrade the droplet’s resources at any time.