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  • Tutorial

    How To Install Java with Apt on Ubuntu 18.04

    In this guide, you will install various versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and the Java Developer Kit (JDK) using apt . You'll install OpenJDK as well as official packages from Oracle. You'll then select t...
    By Koen Vlaswinkel Java Ubuntu 18.04 DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Tutorial

    How To Install Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04

    Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world and is responsible for hosting some of the largest and highest-traffic sites on the internet. It is more resource-friendly than Apache in most cases and can b...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Kathleen Juell Nginx Ubuntu 18.04 DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Tutorial

    Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 20.04

    When you first create a new Ubuntu 20.04 server, you should perform some important configuration steps as part of the basic setup. These steps will increase the security and usability of your server, and will give you...
    By Brian Boucheron Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04 Getting Started Security Initial Server Setup DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Tutorial

    How To Secure Apache with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 18.04

    Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) that provides an easy way to obtain and install free TLS/SSL certificates, thereby enabling encrypted HTTPS on web servers. In this tutorial, you will use Certbot to obtai...
    By Kathleen Juell, Erika Heidi Apache Let's Encrypt Security Ubuntu 18.04 DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Tech talk

    Build and Deploy a Custom Droplet Image on DigitalOcean

    How to build a custom cloud image using Packer, configure a custom cloud image using Packer and Ansible, and use Packer to deploy your custom cloud image to DigitalOcean.
    By Mason Egger Tech Talks DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Tech talk

    How a DigitalOcean Droplet is Made – the Journey From UI to Bare Metal

    What happens when you decide to create a droplet on DigitalOcean — from taking an API request to a droplet you can reach via SSH. Peek under the hood to see what it’s like to operate infrastructure at scale.
    By Neal Shrader Microservices Networking Tech Talks deploy 2020 DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Tech talk

    Finding the Right DigitalOcean Virtual Machine Type For Your Business

    See how DigitalOcean’s simple, flexible, and reliable virtual machines (VMs) — called Droplets — can scale with you vertically or horizontally as your business grows.
    By Harsh Banwait Tech Talks deploy 2021 DigitalOcean Droplets Building a SaaS
  • Tech talk

    DigitalOcean Droplets: A Modern-Day Overview

    DigitalOcean Droplets have quietly evolved into a robust compute platform suitable for both business and personal applications. Explore the modern Droplet and all that it can do, and learn about sizing, scaling, savin...
    By Ryan Pollock deploy 2020 Tech Talks DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    How do delete a snapshot

    Hi, I accidentally created a droplet and deleted it. However, a prompt said something like I will continue to be charged unless I delete the snapshot. How do I delete a snapshot? Thanks!
    Accepted Answer: Hello @kimfinale , You can delete the Snapshot by scrolling the Images section on Cloud UI. Select the Snapshots option and right click on the desired Snapshot and you should see an option destroy. You can also use t...
    2 By kimfinale DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Max number of concurrent TCP connections to droplet?

    I'm running an api endpoint, and it seems like I've hit some droplet limit of 510 or so concurrent connections. 32gig 4 cpu ubuntu 20.04, nginx is optimized. I do have ssl passthrough with a load balancer setup, but o...
    Accepted Answer: I found the issue. on top of the nginx optimizations.. what fixed my low tcp connection issue was tweaking /etc/sysctl.conf net.ipv4.iplocalportrange = 1024 61000 net.ipv4.tcpfintimeout=30 net.ipv4.tcptwreuse=1
    1 By eulerconstant Nginx Building on DigitalOcean DigitalOcean Droplets High Availability
  • Question

    How do I disable ipv6 on Ubuntu 20.04

    I have followed every guide to disable ipv6 and yet after EVERY reboot I am still seeing it enabled. How do I disable it? net.ipv6.conf.eth0.disable_ipv6 = 0
    Accepted Answer: Looks like /etc/default/grub.d/50-cloudimg-settings.cfg overrides the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="console=tty1 console=ttyS0 ipv6.disable=1" line. So set it in that file and then run update-grub.
    3 By clemenko DigitalOcean Droplets Ubuntu 20.04 IPv6
  • Question

    Can't access CouchDB admin page even though DB is available and working for the website

    I have a droplet running on However if I try to access the control panel :5984/_utils/ for my running CouchDB it times out always. I can confirm that: port 5984 is open with ALLOW EVERYWHERE and "netsta...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, I have just tried accessing the CouchDB installation and it seems to be working as expected. What I could suggest is to make sure that you do not have a local firewall either installed on your laptop on your...
    1 By pcmoreno DigitalOcean Droplets Databases Ubuntu 20.04
  • Question

    Hey, my website was working after adding cert bot it was also working then I restarted the server and I got this error I cant fix it

    nginx: [warn] conflicting server name "_" on, ignored nginx: [warn] conflicting server name "_" on [::]:80, ignored nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok nginx: configur...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, The output that you've shared contains only warnings that should not prevent Nginx from running. If you check the status of the service is it reported as running: sudo systemctl status nginx Also do you se...
    1 By ali075398 Nginx DigitalOcean Droplets Ubuntu
  • Question

    How to update nano in Ubuntu

    My droplet is running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, and seems to be stuck at nano version 4.8 even though the newest version is 6.0. Running apt upgrade doesn’t update it, and neither does removing & reinstalling the package. I...
    Accepted Answer: Hi @redtree, If you want to update to the latest version of nano, you need to compile it from its source code, you can get its source code from In this case, I'll take bash cd...
    1 By redtree Ubuntu 20.04 DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Mastodon instance - HTTPS points to Mastodon, without it points to NGINX

    Hi, I just installed a Mastodon droplet and got an IP adress of it. If I type in that IP adress it opens NGNIX, if I put https:// in front of it, I get Mastodon (and I want mastodon). It says the connection is unsecur...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, Yes, once you make the DNS change it might take up to 24/48 hours for the DNS to propagate over the Globe. Did you configure your domain name on your first SSH login? If you have not made any changes to you...
    1 By vedranserbu DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Since a WordPress URL change I can't connect to DO Managed MySQL database

    So we have a WordPress 5.7 site running on an Ubuntu 16.04.3 x64 droplet, which uses a separate DigitalOcean managed MySQL 8 database. All was fine but I needed to change the site's url. I did this and suddenly I got ...
    Accepted Answer: This turned out to be an issue with php7.3-fpm.service, which was required to be running, but wasn't as php7.1-fpm.service was running instead. No idea how or why, but stopping one and starting the other fixed the iss...
    1 By edie WordPress Nginx MySQL DigitalOcean Managed MySQL Database DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    connect droplet with existing cpanel/whm license

    i'm trying to connect my droplet to existing cpanel/whm license as i have a license with 5 accounts and this first time i work on digitalocean and cpanel anh help?
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, Do you get any errors when you try to add the license? What I would usually do is to create a new cPanel Droplet with this 1-Click installation here: Then...
    2 By eslamosama DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    how to transfer one droplet all data to another droplet

    I am a digital ocean user and I have a 5 USD droplet as my business start running well, I wanted to move to a higher droplet. I read many reviews online and found that "Premium AMD with NVMe SSD" is a good one after I...
    Accepted Answer: Hello, @adityadevservice You can create a snapshot of your current droplet and then spin up a premium droplet using the snapshot. To migrate a Droplet using snapshots, you should: Create a snapshot of a Droplet. Opt...
    1 By adityadevservice DigitalOcean DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    How to forward email from my wordpress droplet

    Initially when I created my wordpress droplet, I could click on reset password and I would receive an email within my gmail account which is configured as admin, this was without any email configuration on my part. At...
    Accepted Answer: Hi @AbdulH, My guess would be that you are still sending messages out successfully but e-mail provider is rejecting them. I know you mentioned you followed a tutorial, I'll suggest this one : https://www.digitalocea...
    1 By AbdulH WordPress DigitalOcean Droplets Email
  • Question

    Is the storage that comes with a Droplet persistent?

    Kinda new so I don't know the exact terminology here, but on GCP the term "persistent" is used to describe storage that remains untouched even after the VM is turned off/rebooted, whereas "local" is used to describe s...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, The storage with the DigitalOcean Droplets is persistent. If you reboot your server you will not lose any of the files stored on the Droplet. Hope that this helps. Best, Bobby
    1 By rd08do Block Storage Storage DigitalOcean Droplets