Why Cant I Login Into My Site

March 26, 2015 622 views

This is two weeks since I created my droplet and I still cant see anything at all.

I know im must be doing somethign wrong but im getting very tired of it all.

I cant connect Dreamweaver to the virtual host or default directory.

I can log in as root or the user. But neither point or allow me to navigate to the page that is visible when I go to my wwwsite.com

Thats pretty much how it is, after 2 weeks.

I kaugh really as it says that a droplet can be set up in a minute but it doesnt say it takes 100 hours to figure out how to see the files you upload. I know its my fault, but I still cant figure it out. If anyone has any helpful clues that would be appreciated, but honestly, whats more frustrating is people saying unhelpful things, you know like just type in var/www/whatever, as that DOES NOT WORK. The root and the site name I have created int he droplet are BOTH above the public_html site folder. I can navigate there in filezilla.

I am going back to bed and probably wont smash my head against this one for a few days now as its too depressing.

Oh, please dont delete my question AGAIN.

1 comment
  • Obviously you come from a hosting service, which is far different from a VPS, you need to do some research and find out if VPS is really what you need. Many people comes to DO for the $5 tag on its lower droplets, but have no idea what VPS are. I'm pretty sure hosting companies offer cheap hosting services which are more simpler for beginners, or as I said before you can do some real research and learn hot to use a VPS for more than just host one site.

1 Answer

When logging into your droplet as the root user via Filezilla you are taken to the directory /root but you are not locked in this directory. You can navigate up to the filesystem root by clicking on the top item shown in the remote folder in Filezilla which should be ... Once in the root directory / you can navigate down to /var/www/html which is the default for Apache based servers or to /usr/share/nginx/html for servers using nginx as the web server.

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