Newbie question regarding best practice for setting up workflow

Posted April 2, 2014 2k views
Very new to Linux and Cloud Hosting. Have done websites from hosting providers for, php, Windows hosting. I set up my droplet per instructions. What I'd like to do is set up a similar Ubuntu VM on my work and home computer that mirrors the exact configuration on the droplet. Basically: LAMP stack Laravel (for web pages) BitBucket (for checking in files, and checking out files on droplet) I have the VM set up on my work computer. I have the droplet. I'm learning about installing packages (very different world for me). Two questions: * Is this a reasonable workflow? Is there a better workflow? * Is there a GUI option? I know Putty works for command line, but is there an option to have a graphical interface to my droplet? Thanks for any insight.

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Your workflow sounds fine to me.

The Digital Ocean community doesn't recommend installing a panel (cpanel, zpanel, etc). You also should ditch Putty and use Xshell, which is free for educational and home use.
Ah, cool. Thanks for the info and link!