How To migrate Existing Opencart site to DigitalOcean?

I have created a droplet with Ubuntu 18 on Digital Ocean. What I want is to migrate an existing opencart site to Digital Ocean + install FastPanel (I used CPanel before; FastPanel is installed by instruction).

  1. Do I need to install opencart on digital ocean (like download zip file from opencart site, unzip it and go to index.php) OR just migrate the dir which contains all files of site?
  2. Where do I need to make DNS records for the domain of the site? In FastPanel or in DigitalOcean account?
  3. Are the DNS records in DigitalOcean identical to the DNS records in FastPanel? If I add a domain in FastPanel and make a MX record to it will it be shown in my DigitalOcean acoount? Thank you in advance.

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August 25, 2022

Hi @rexadmin,

Firstly, I’ll recommend against using Ubuntu 18.04, but using Ubuntu 22.04 as it’s the newest stable version while 18.04 is soon or if not already EOL.

You need to install FastPanel or you can use the Marketplace and select the Fastpanel image :

I’ll recommend using that because it’s the most straightforward.

Once you a Droplet with Fastpanel, you’ll have more options on how to migrate your App. What I’ll suggest is creating an account for your Domain in Fastpanel(once you have it installed) and migrating the data in that account. You should be able to use FileZilla or directly SCP from your SSH.

As for the DNS, you need to create the records where your Nameservers are. You can have the DNS be hosted on DigitalOcean. Read more about that here:

  1. The DNS changes need to be done where your Nameservers are. So if you are using,, and you’ll need to use the DigitalOcean panel to manage your DNS.

  2. The DNS in FastPanel won’t matter unless you create your own Nameservers and tie them up to your FastPanel Droplet.