Need some help about the service

  • Posted August 14, 2014


I need some help with the DigitalOcean service.

I will use this service for a Video Sharing service, but i’m facing some problems.

When the system ask me to create a Droplet, it ask for a Hostname, but i cannot understand that. So, the hostname is the “website name like” that i already have registered? Sorry for asking that but i never use a VPS before.

Let’s imagine that i want to run Joomla or another CMS, it’s possible or i can just use WordPress?

Do you have a Firewall service?

Thanks and best regards,



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The hostname is simply what your droplet will be called. You can use whatever name you want, naming the droplet after the domain name of your site is a common practice.

Unlike shared hosting, you get full root access to your server. So you can install whatever software you want. We offer a WordPress one-click application with WordPress pre-installed, but you are free to install Joomla if that’s what to want to use.

We don’t have a firewall service, though all of our images have iptables installed. If you are using an Ubuntu or Debian server, I’d suggest looking into using UFW to manage your iptables firewall.