What to do after setting up a hostname?

May 19, 2015 864 views
DNS Apache

I followed this tutorail:


And now I'm just wondering how I am suppose to get my webpages up on the web. Do I use Apache. I'm fairly new at this so I have little to no idea.

3 Answers

Hi Chris,
Do you configure a new droplet, right?
And do you have the ssh access to manage the VPS?
I know that are two questions instead a answer, but i need understand your trouble as well.


The tutorial you are refer here is actually naming your computer rather here, that is your VPS or the IP address.

It has nothing to do with hosting environment.

You still need to install application based on your requirement to host your website or any other project.

For website, you need a web server, FTP, email, database and such. You may follow the article of LAMP deployment.

LAMP Ubuntu 14 -> https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-14-04

LAMP on CentOS 66 -> https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-centos-6

Digital Ocean also makes life simple with their one click image, where you can deploy WordPress or LAMP / LEMP


So search the tutorial section for more.

I am also a newbie, moved from cPanel based web hosting (shared) to here, and I went ahead with a control panel as I felt that is easier way to migrate. I am not that good with linux system and configuration, so I left the configuration and back end to the control panel software to take care and give me a nice GUI based back end panel.

Free panels are like, zPanel (now Sentora), then webmin, Froxlor, ISPConfig, where as paid options (better) are like cPanel.net and DirectAdmin.

You may search for their tutorial too.

Personal I may recommend to try Sentora, if you chose a panel.


by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial explains how to install Apache, how to install MySQL, how to change the root MySQL password, how to install PHP, and how to see what libraries are available. LAMP stack is a group of open source software used to get web servers up and running. The acronym stands for Linux, Apache ( the web server) , MySQL (the database), and PHP (the language). This tutorial is written for Centos.
  • Thank you for all the information! I figured out what I needed to do next. I am not having trouble with setting up SFTP, which is becoming a pain

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