struggling with Droplets and everything

Posted November 10, 2016 2.1k views
UbuntuApacheConfiguration ManagementDigitalOcean 1-Click Apps MarketplaceApplicationsDeploymentUbuntu 16.04

I’m new to digital ocean, i have been working on my php app in my local environment and decided to try digital ocean. my app based on php and phpmyadmin as a database. I installed the Lamp , now i’m lost . tried to push my code from bitbucket to digital ocean, all setting are good and connected. but i don’t get to see my code. the path i used was first /var/www, didn’t work. then /var/www/html also didn’t work. also had serious issues trying to install phpmyadmin through my terminal and i keep getting this password errors. Sorry for all these issues but i’m pretty new to droplets compared to the cpanel .

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i had the same issue when i first tried un-managed VPS. working on command line is pretty tough for new people but if you look into the difitaloceans tutorial section you will find most of all you need. you just need to spend some time on that section.

today i cant even think of using shared hosting, i can bet once you will be used to DO you wont think either.

also create support ticket if you stuck in somewhere, i also found DO support desk the most helpful & co-operative in the industry.

also i would recommend you to build the LAMP stask on your own instead of using one-click app. that way you would learn and get idea how things actually work. also one-click install is not meant for production purpose, that is actually for a quick start when you need to test your application or for developing purposes.

here are some tutorials that might help you to start

How To Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack on Ubuntu 16.04

How To Install and Secure phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04

best of luck. ;)

by Brennen Bearnes
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