It appears I have no idea what I'm doing...

June 17, 2014 864 views
I'm not a developer, I just own and operate my Wordpress site. (http://missmaven.com) Can I go about implementing a droplet on my own or should I get a developer to do this for me? The reason I'm here is to support higher traffic volume. Thanks in advance!
2 Answers
DigitalOcean offers unmanaged hosting. That means that you get full root access to your VPS, but it also means you need to set it up yourself. So you need some know some Linux basics, or at least not be afraid to learn. There's a one-click install for Wordpress that would get you up and running fast: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/one-click-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-14-04-with-digitalocean But you still need to be comfortable with providing on-going maintenance for your site. We try to be helpful, and we have tutorials on a wide range of topics. Though if you don't want to be a developer, hiring one might be your best bet. We charge per hour, so you only pay for what you use. That makes it simple to spin up a server and test things out. When you're done you can just destroy. Let us know how it goes!
  • Thanks for your insight! I have no problem learning, I've been teaching myself how to navigate html and css on my own but I'm afraid this might be more complex territory than I'm ready for. Anyhow, I will check out the tutorials, maybe I'll get the hang of it quickly. Just for future reference, does Digital Ocean have its own developers I could hire for something like this?
  • No, we don't provide that service.
Hi Teni, If you need someone to setup it for you (eg, manage it for you), feel free to skype me: "avivronen", can provide manage services as needed.
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