stankoech
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stankoech

I have tried to access the droplet digital console, it displays black screen, when I click on it everything hangs.It's so frustrtaing!

March 1, 2017 136 views
DigitalOcean FAQ System Tools Ubuntu 16.04

Tried it severally but not working. The only thing I did was to change my password yesterday. Please help. Thanks

2 Answers
jtittle March 1, 2017
Accepted Answer

@stankoech

The web-based console can be finicky depending on the browser you're using, so it's often best to use either Terminal on MacOS or PuTTy on Windows 8/10 to SSH in to your server and access the CLI.

The console is, ideally, meant to be used as a last resort when you're either locked out of your server or have absolutely no better option to login.

As jtittle writes, use the SSH protocol instead of the browser based console.
If you need help, then have a look at this tutorial - otherwise just ask and we'll try to help:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-connect-to-your-droplet-with-ssh

If you have recently created a DigitalOcean Droplet, and you are new to working with Linux servers, you will need to learn how to use SSH to connect to and manage it. SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is an encrypted network protocol that is used to for, among other...
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