Script installs on DigitalOcean

Posted May 25, 2014 2.3k 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)?

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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:

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.
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