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


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!



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It should be displayed on your dashboard. If you’re in doubt, then you can lookup the IP-address of your server via which will tell you DigitalOcean in ISP and/or Organization.


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

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


Where is your actual domain name.