How do I forward requests from my domain to Digital Ocean? Can I store the data on Digital Ocean?

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Hi @nhoekes,

Yes, you can add your domain to DigitalOcean and manage your DNS records here, however, you can’t transfer the domain over in terms of DigitalOcean being a registrar. Having said that, managing your domain’s DNS here is perfectly possible and viable.

To do so, you’ll need to change the Nameservers of your domain over at your current registrar to :

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

Then you should be able to add it to your control panel. There is really good documentation following all the steps to do so which you can check out here :

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/dns/

As for your other question, yes, you can store your website on your DigitalOcean droplet. You’ll need to configure it on your own, in terms of installing Apache, MySQL, PHP however yet again, DigitalOcean has really good tutorials that can help you in that direction. In your case, I feel the best tutorial will be the following :

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-ubuntu-18-04

Regards,
KDSys

by Mark Drake
A "LAMP" stack is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic websites and web apps. This stack typically consists of the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, a MySQL database, and PHP, a dynamic content processor. This tutorial serves as a guide for installing these components on an Ubuntu 18.04 server.
  • Thank you. Yes, I have changed the Nameservers of my domain in Godaddy (where it is registered), but I cannot remember my server login. I presumed it would be the login for Digital Ocean, but that is not allowing me to upload using Filezilla

    • I see, well you can get your password from your control panel —> Droplet —> Access —> Reset Password. This will reset the root password of your droplet and send it to your e-mail account.

      Regards,
      KDSys

      • Thank you. Hmm, I remembered my password. Maybe it is the username. I am not sure. Always, in Filezilla, it asks for my port number. THAT I cannot find. But I did change my DNS service with Godaddy, but it shut off my mail from that domain. Bummer. I had to change it back to receive mail.

Hi @nhoekes,

In order to use FileZilla, you’ll first need to configure it on your droplet.

If you have configured but can’t remember your password, follow the bellow steps :

The Filezilla user should be configured on your Droplet rather than in your client area. You can reset the password of the user by entering your droplet via SSH:

ssh root@YourDropletIp

Once you are in, you can use the following command to change the password of that user

passwd UserHere

Please remember to change UserHere with your actual user you want to use.

*If you haven’t configured it though *, you’ll need to configure it on your own, in terms of installing Apache, MySQL, PHP however yet again, DigitalOcean has really good tutorials that can help you in that direction. In your case, I feel the best tutorial will be the following :

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-ubuntu-18-04

by Mark Drake
A "LAMP" stack is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic websites and web apps. This stack typically consists of the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, a MySQL database, and PHP, a dynamic content processor. This tutorial serves as a guide for installing these components on an Ubuntu 18.04 server.
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