Script installs on DigitalOcean

May 25, 2014 1k views
Is DigitalOcean basically a barebones server once you setup the Ubuntu LAMP droplet? Do I have to install everything through the command line, I'm referring to WordPress, Magento, phpBB, etc. Will I be able to access the server trough FTP (FileZilla)?
2 Answers
You start with a clean slate and use choose a distro to install before you get your droplet spun up. Install packages through the command line with apt-get, but you can certainly use SFTP to upload things like WordPress. SFTP through FileZilla is essentially the same as FTP, just a lot more secure and recommended.

Here's a good starting point: https://digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-launch-your-site-on-a-new-ubuntu-14-04-server-with-lamp-sftp-and-dns

Though I would recommend using Nginx (LEMP) rather than Apache (LAMP) if you're going with a cheaper VPS or can't configure Apache to work in an environment with less memory.
by Justin Ellingwood
One of the most popular things to do with a new Linux server is host a web site. In this guide, we'll get you up and running with a LAMP stack, show you how to copy your files over, and set up your domain name using an Ubuntu 14.04 server.
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