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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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    Can I dos my own droplet?

    I was wondering if I could dos my own droplets ip and if its against DO's TOS.
    Accepted Answer: Hi @Filice, Unfortunately, I don't believe you can. If you start DDoSing your Droplet, you'll cause load on physycal server your droplet is hosted on. This will obviously cause issues with other customers on the same ...
    1 By Filice DigitalOcean Droplets
  • 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

    Kubernetes Cluster Droplet sizes

    Hi there, Is it possible to setup a Kubernetes Cluster that uses distinct Droplet sizes per container? i.e. Queue Workers uses 10 x $5 Droplets and the PHP Instances use 5 x $40 Droplets? Or to all Pods need to run on...
    Accepted Answer: Hello @mike85 , Yes, it is possible to use different sizes of worker nodes in the same Kubernetes cluster. Node gets their sizing/capacity data from the nodepool settings. You can create two nodepools of different siz...
    1 By mike85 DigitalOcean Managed Kubernetes Kubernetes DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    If I request a droplet and remove it, do I need to request it again?

    If I were to request a higher-tier droplet and deleted it because I don't need it right now (but might need it next week or month), do I have to file a new request and wait again?
    Accepted Answer: Hello @itsTyrion , Once your account is set eligible for higher-tier Droplets, you are free to create and destroy resources as per your requirements. You need not have to file a Support request again. On a side note, ...
    1 By itsTyrion DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    MONGO_URI is undefined in the droplet (Ubuntu 20.04)

    I am trying to deploy my MERN app to a Digital Ocean droplet(Ubuntu server 20.04). I cloned my GitHub repo, ran npm i in order to install the packages. Then when I started the server using npm start, I am getting an e...
    Accepted Answer: I solved the problem. I had put the .env file in .gitignore. Therefore .envfile was not available in the droplet. I created a .env file using vim and now everything works fine.
    2 By pgcim14hemant DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Recommended Droplet configuration for WebScrapping

    Hello everyone! I'm new to Digital Ocean and Im really in the need of learning more. I have a project that does several requests for serveral servers super constantly i.e imagine having a python script that has around...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, I believe that the Droplet that you've selected is quite good for a start. I could suggest regularly checking the monitoring graphs via your DigitalOcean Control panel and see how the resources are being uti...
    1 By quirozvalandres Debian Big Data Building on DigitalOcean Networking DigitalOcean Droplets Ubuntu 20.04
  • Question

    Troubleshooting unauthorized for Droplet setup

    I have been trying to resolve the following issue. Maybe someone could point me to additional documentation or some other setup step. I have a droplet created with some basic setup. Docker is installed. The DigitalOce...
    Accepted Answer: Hi, I encountered the same problem being logged in to <^>sudoer<^> account and messed things up running doctl and docker with different privileges (user/root). I ran doctl as a regular user, and docker as a root. It w...
    1 By techjazzguy Docker DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    How to get a new floating IP?

    Hi, as I was experimenting the floating IP, when a floating IP was deleted, and I create another floating IP right away on the same droplet, there is a great chance I get the same IP address. Region is NYC1. I'm wonde...
    Accepted Answer: Hello @pangzi If you wish to have a different Floating IP address then you can try this workaround. You have to first create the additional Floating IP address and delete the existing Floating Ip address then assign ...
    1 By pangzi DigitalOcean Droplets DigitalOcean API and CLI (doctl)
  • Question

    Dropbox custom images don't work on DigitalOcean

    so I try to install a custom operating system on my droplet but I notice that I cant upload .iso files and then I see the "custom images" section with the support of .vmdk and I tried Mega but it didn't work and I saw...
    Accepted Answer: Hi, To upload a custom image you must provide a direct link to its file. Your link does not meet this requirement. To check it, run following command (I am assuming that you are running some Linux OS): javascript curl...
    1 By ahmadzahalka5 Custom Images DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Will Digital Ocean Droplet speeds change in the future?

    I get about 1000 - 2000 mbps for both down and up speeds but I was wondering if in the future that if Digital Ocean gets way more popularity, would this number lower?
    Accepted Answer: Hello @Filice Yes, we are always improving and striving hard to provide the best performance to all our users. All droplets have a 2Gb/s interface, but certain network conditions between you and your server will aff...
    1 By Filice DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Do droplets built from custom images change IP?

    According to the limitations of creating droplets from custom images, these droplets obtain their IP from DHCP. If this is the case, does the IP change when the lease expires? What are the practical differences in thi...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, Even though the IP addresses are leased through DHCP, they would not change. Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby
    1 By jamieib3 DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Postfix configuration option when we have Procmail

    Hello everyone, recently there were a couple of feedbacks submitted to the tutorial - How To Install and Configure Postfix on Ubuntu 20.04 https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-...
    Accepted Answer: So firstly, I would like to point out that this PROMPT asking about "Use procmail for local delivery?" during the configuration of Postfix will only be present if you have procmail installed! If you don't have Procmai...
    1 By KFSys Email Initial Server Setup DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Does DigitalOcean support KVM or nested virtulzation ?

    Does DigitalOcean support KVM or nested virtualization ? I want to create a linux instance which supports KVM.
    Accepted Answer: Hello @animeshj755 Currently, DigitalOcean Droplets support KVM or nested virtualization in all regions. We do not recommend nested virtualization on the platform because there is often very poor performance. Instead...
    1 By animeshj755 DigitalOcean Droplets FAQ DigitalOcean Linux Basics Ubuntu 20.04 Debian 10 DigitalOcean VPC
  • Question

    Should I use my droplet for folding@home?

    Should I run folding@home on my 5 dollar plan droplet? How much would this affect bandwith?
    Accepted Answer: Hello there, @Filice You can install it on your droplet without any issues. Keep in mind that you can also upgrade your droplet at any time in case you need to do so. You can check our docs for more information on th...
    2 By Filice DigitalOcean Droplets Ubuntu 18.04