Boris
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Install Silverstripe Website

July 15, 2014 1.3k views

Hi,

I have zip file of my website that is made on silverstripe CMS.
Can anyone please advice me on how to set up the droplet and upload a website?

Thanks in advance!

1 Answer

The Silverstripe CMS uses PHP. To install it, you would simply extract the zip file into the web root of your server, visit your IP address in the browser, and run the install script. To get started, you could follow this tutorial to get your basic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) stack up and running, or you could launch the LAMP one-click application.

If you are using Ubuntu 14.04, extract the zip into the /var/www/html folder. You might also need to fix the permissions on the file:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html
by Justin Ellingwood
One of the most common steps to take when setting up a new server is to install a LAMP stack. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. These individual components, when used together, allow us to host dynamic web content like websites and web apps on our server. We will demonstrate how to install these pieces and configure a basic setup for Ubuntu 14.04 in this guide.
  • I am sorry for being stupid - but I am not programmer and it's hard for me to understand what I need to do even when I read those tutorials.

    Is there a step by step guide for those who have no idea about this magic words and needs website to go live?

    What app do I need to use in order to access the server?
    I chose 'LAMP' and Ubuntu 14 when I created a droplet - do I need to do anything else in order for LAMP to work?
    How do I upload website? (To where? By typing what command? Which application? FTP?)
    Where do I transfer my domain to show my website?

    Thanks for answers in advance

  • I chose 'LAMP' and Ubuntu 14 when I created a droplet - do I need to do anything else in order for LAMP to work?

    No.

    How do I upload website? (To where? By typing what command? Which application? FTP?)

    Follow this article and copy your website's files to /var/www/html as Andrew said: How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS.

    Where do I transfer my domain to show my website?

    Follow your registrar's guide for updating your nameservers and set them to:

    • ns1.digitalocean.com
    • ns2.digitalocean.com
    • ns3.digitalocean.com

    Then, add your domain to DigitalOcean's DNS manager: https://cloud.digitalocean.com/domains:

    Click on "Select a droplet" and select your droplet. The IP Address field should be filled in automatically.

    Click on "Create domain", you should be redirected to a new page. Click on the "Add Record" button at the top, then choose "CNAME" and fill in the fields as follows:

    Finally, click on the "Create" button.

    by Pablo Carranza
    This article will teach you how to use Filezilla to transfer and manage files securely on your VPS.
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