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How to view website with files hosted on a droplet?

I was following this tutorial to transfer files using filezilla. https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/transfer-files/

And the files are uploaded onto the droplet which I can see using ls on the command prompt.

But there is no information about how to view the website that I’ve just pushed onto the server.

I don’t understand how to view my website. I go to http://dropletIp/root/WebsiteName/index.html or http://dropletIp/WebsiteName/index.html and I just get a 404 Not Found error, despite the fact that the files do exist on the server.

Is there a certain folder where I should upload the files that isn’t the root folder?

I just want to be able to see the website in a browser hosted on the droplet.


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Hello, @mail2561077a5f0fc26e303428

You can follow up on our tutorial on how to setup the LAMP stack on Ubuntu 20.04

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-20-04

You need to set up a virtual host for your your_domain

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-20-04#step-4-—-creating-a-virtual-host-for-your-website

If you’re not planning to use a domain but rather access the files using the droplet IP you can upload the files in the /var/www/html directory.

Regards, Alex