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Virtual desktop & web access?

Is it possible to setup a virtual desktop to access the web on a droplet? If so, how?

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It’s definitely possible! There are a number of tutorials on the site that cover how to setup remote desktop access. This one should point you in the right direction if you’re on Ubuntu:

If you’re on CentOS, give this one a try:

If you’re having trouble staying connected, check your logs, firewall settings etc. A connection to and from will also only be as stable as your own [internet] connection and network configuration (i.e if you are using a router/firewall at home, whether the firewall is hardware or software).

You may also need to clear the port you’re trying to connect on as an allowed outgoing connection on your own PC, whether Linux or Windows (Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 Preview all have a built-in firewall which is enabled unless you install another or disable it).

Thank you.

I just finished setting it up, and I’m able to access the web. But, the browser losing connection and closing after a few seconds of being connected. Any idea what the problem is?