Trying to install Plesk to my droplet

Posted March 11, 2016 4.2k views
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So, I bought a domain through Go Daddy but WordPress is really slow through Go Daddy so I’m trying to use my Digital Ocean droplet as it’s much faster. I set up WordPress already but I don’t have a control panel like I do through Go Daddy so I’m trying to set that up right now. I ran the following commands:

chmod +x plesk-installer

However, when I get to the step where I install the packages, I get the error: ERROR while trying to check the hostname.

I tried adding 123.456.78.90 to my hosts file and saving it but I’m still getting that error. Hopefully what I wrote makes sense. I’m very new to hosting so apologies if anything I wrote sounds off.

Edit: Do I need a CNAME? Also, for my IP, am I using my Go Daddy IP or my Digital Ocean IP? I’m assuming it’s my Digital Ocean droplet IP.

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I’m not 100% sure of the question your trying to ask but I believe the issue your having is because you have not created an a name that matches the hostname of your droplet. So if your host name was your a name should be pointing to droplet ip).

If you still need an answer, so simply rename your existed droplet from debian-512mb-ny-1 (this one is just for example) to (your domain where you’ll install the Plesk Panel) and reboot the machine. In console you can check the hostname by typing this command ‘hostname -f’ (w/o quotes) or in the /etc/hostname file.

Out of curiosity, since im trying to do the same…which license of Plesk did you get? Or is there a free one? I just need to manage 2-3 websites (primary/sub domains) on my server for the business…