Question

Is there a way to access the console of an app?

I recently deployed a website through the use of an app and I wanted to add a service to my site though the console with commands. Is there a way to do this?


Submit an answer


This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Bobby Iliev
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
December 9, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there!

If you’re looking to manage your apps on the DigitalOcean App Platform remotely, one effective tool you can use is doctl.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/reference/doctl/how-to/install/

The doctl CTL is DigitalOcean’s official command-line interface that allows you to interact with DigitalOcean services.

Using doctl, you can perform a variety of tasks such as creating, updating, and managing DigitalOcean resources, including your apps on the App Platform. It provides a convenient way to execute commands and manage services without needing to access the DigitalOcean web interface.

Here’s a suggestion on how you can proceed:

  1. First, you need to install doctl on your local machine:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/reference/doctl/how-to/install/

  1. After installation, authenticate doctl with your DigitalOcean account.

  2. Once doctl is set up, you can use it to manage your app. This includes tasks like retrieving information about your app, updating configurations, managing deployments, and much more.

You can find a list of all available doctl App Platform commands here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/reference/doctl/reference/apps/

While doctl may not provide a direct console interface like SSH, it allows you to execute many console-like commands and tasks that can help you manage and scale your application remotely.

In addition to using doctl for managing your apps on the DigitalOcean App Platform, it’s important to understand the role of an app specification file (App Spec). You can use the app specs file for defining the components and configurations of your application.

For documentation on app specs, see the app spec reference.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Best,

Bobby

Try DigitalOcean for free

Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!

Sign up

Get our biweekly newsletter

Sign up for Infrastructure as a Newsletter.

Hollie's Hub for Good

Working on improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth? We'd like to help.

Become a contributor

Get paid to write technical tutorials and select a tech-focused charity to receive a matching donation.

Welcome to the developer cloud

DigitalOcean makes it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow — whether you're running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

Learn more
DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel