I've recently switched over from a shared server to Digital Ocean set up through serverpilot.io. How do I check that DO is now my host?

March 17, 2017 911 views


I’m totally new to VPS and hope that I set everything up correctly. I’m somewhat in the know about tech, but still have a lot to learn!

Thanks in advance for your help!


2 Answers

It should be displayed on your serverpilot.io dashboard. If you’re in doubt, then you can lookup the IP-address of your server via http://www.ip-tracker.org/locator/ip-lookup.php which will tell you DigitalOcean in ISP and/or Organization.

  • Thanks so much Hansen. I checked the dashboard and then verified via your link. Both showed Digital Ocean is set up!


Once you’ve made the proper DNS changes to point your domain to your Droplets’ Public IP address, you can ping your domain from your local PC/Mac to see which IP responds. If that IP matches that of your Droplets’ IP, then DigitalOcean is currently serving your website.

For example, I’m on MacOS, so I’d run this command from Terminal (on my Mac).

ping -c 5 domain.com

If you’re on Windows, then you can start up PowerShell and run:

ping domain.com

Where domain.com is your actual domain name.

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