Server is up and running, not sure where my files for site live?

  • Posted August 3, 2018
  • Nginx

Ubuntu 18.04 Nxing

Followed a DO tutorial, created a droplet and got the Hello There site up and running. Domain is pointed and working, Security Cert is installed.

I got a bit lost in Puddy and I don’t understand where my sites pages live or how to upload new ones. My background is C#/MVC. I have an Unbuntu/windows laptop and a Mac. Doesn’t matter to me which one I use.

I’m ready to start developing my site but am lost on the structure and how to upload. I started in Windows with Puddy for ssh and WinSCP for file transfer.

If I knew where my index.html is and understood routing I think that would be the next step?



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If you’re new to command line and trying to get a website up, you should install a control panel. Makes it easy to get familiar with stuff.

Learning to manage a server from Putty can take some time. A control panel will help you get up and running quickly. It give you a GUI after initial setup. So you won’t be lost. There are many free control panels out there. I recommend Virtualmin. It’s by far the best VPS control panel I came across.