I have 2 websites under one droplet but I can only see one in filezilla

Posted December 28, 2019 276 views


I have been handed this account in digitalocean to work on 2 websites.

The two websites are under one droplet. I have been able to see the files (in Filezilla) to work on the first website but I can’t seem to find or see any files in filezilla that are for the 2nd website.

Can someone help me with this problem?

The first website is located in /var/www/(website1name) so I tried looking for /var/www/(website2name) but there was no such thing.

How can I see and access the files so I can work on the 2nd website?

Thank you in advance!

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Hi @jmcpa,

I’ll recommend to check directly on your Droplet rather using SSH. Once you SSH to your droplet, check what Web Service you are using like so

netstat -tulpen | grep 80

It’s either Nginx or Apache. Either way, the configuration files of your website will be somewhere in the following :




Either way, cd to that folder and do a cat on the file with your website.

cat website2name.conf

There you’ll see a DocumentRoot folder. That is your path to your website.


  • Thank you for this but when I did cat website2name.conf it says no such file in directory on either folders.

    But the good news is I already found it by running find / -type f -name “*.html” in the terminal ( “/” because I started from the root to make sure I go thru every directory to search) and saw that the website2 files were in /srv/www/.

    Thank you for helping out @KDSys! :)