Where to start? Ant guides?

Hi folks,

I finally moved to digital ocean and created my first droplet.As a previous mediatemple customer, they provide a dashboard to create and host websites as like many hosting companies and i wonder if there is a guide how to setup my server.

I am not total stranger to ssh and using putty and i would be glad to if you would instruct to me how to host my websites.


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Hi and welcome to DigitalOcean!

That’s a pretty broad request. As opposed to shared hosting, at DigitalOcean you get full root access to your server and the ability to do just about anything you want with it. So there are lots of directions that you could head. We offer a wide range of tutorials that should point you in the right direction.

The following tutorials should help you get your server up and running with a standard LAMP (Linux, MySql, Apache, and PHP) Stack:

This is a fairly standard base you can build on, and will set you up to serve static web pages or PHP-based sites like WordPress. If you run into any problems or have a more specific question, let us know.