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Replacing Apache Server

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,

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

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