How to setup Appsmith on an existing dropplet?

I followed this tutorial to set up an Appsmith droplet, but after payment, it reloaded and somehow I ended up creating a droplet without Appsmith on it.

Now I can’t see any documentation to set up Appsmith on an existing droplet. OR is there a way to delete the old droplet and create a new one without with previously made payment?

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Bobby Iliev
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April 30, 2022


One way to do this would be to use Docker and follow the steps from the official documentation here:

Also, as you mentioned, you can delete your old Droplet and create a new one.

You will be charged only for the time that the old Droplet was up and running.

For example, if you have a $5 Droplet, which costs 0.007/hour and used it for 10 hours and then deleted it, you will be charged $0.07 and not the full $5.

For more information on how the DigitalOcean billing works I could suggest the following documentation page: