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  • Question

    Free $50 Credit available on use of Debit Card or PayPal?

    I am willing to purchase droplets from DigitalOcean as they are the cheapest and the best option currently available in my country. However as mentioned in the question, is the free $50 credit available for use if I u...
    Accepted Answer: Dec 2019 Update: We currently offer a $100, 60-day Free Credit for new accounts that you can get by signing up here: <^>LINK: If you know someone already using DigitalOcean, get their referral link, or use this one: h...
    2 By sampleaffiliate407 Billing Getting Started FAQ
  • Question

    Trying to setup a SFTP user with limited access.

    What I want to do I want to add a second user, but restrict what the user can do: Only access a single folder called newsletters, it will be in the public folder. The user needs to be able to upload, delete and rename...
    Accepted Answer: Hi @jtittle Thank you so much for taking the time to read and reply to my post! After following your great instructions, the user user-sftp-only is restricted to just the newsletters folder. user-sftp-only can upload...
    5 By smeehan Security Linux Basics Getting Started Ubuntu 16.04
  • Question

    I have an existing hardware server with simple web and email. What is the easiest way to get started?

    The current system hosts two domains, one that has web and email and the second is an information only website. The site uses CentOS ver 6.x with Apache. It runs majordomo for a list server. There is no other special ...
    Accepted Answer: Hi @daBUZ, From your explanation about the server you currently use, you'll need mainly a <^>LAMP stack<^> server and an <^>Email service - Postfix or Exim.<^> Web Server Let's start with the LAMP stack, this will i...
    1 By daBUZ CentOS Email Getting Started Apache
  • Question

    What do I need to do/learn in order to become a good Linux SysAdmin?

    I just graduated high school and I really want to get into Linux system administration. As there are a lot of experienced people here, can you tell me what was your path to success and how did you become Linux SysAdmi...
    Accepted Answer: Hello, I would say that it is a never ending process, there are always new things to learn every day so you need to stay motivated and curious. I think that the following would be a solid starting point: Programming ...
    1 By devdojo Getting Started Linux Basics
  • Question

    Setup Bcion droplet

    I was thinking about a project which is related to cryptocurrency or bitcoin, i sow bcoin application deployment in the digitalocean market, i was wondering what is for this app, in the same time i was thinking it mig...
    Accepted Answer: By looking at the marketplace it seems to be related more to creating your own cryptocurrency rather than mining Bitcoin. As for using the droplet to mine I would not recommend it as you will not be sustainable and y...
    1 By jnasser DigitalOcean Applications Deployment Server Optimization Getting Started
  • Question

    Choosing a plan for a startup

    Hello, I am working for Room Estate and we are considering to move to Digital Ocean from our current host. Can you suggest us which plan should we start with? Currently we are on shared hosting which is starting to sh...
    Accepted Answer: It is almost impossible for anyone to tell you how much resources you would need, as it is really application specific and it also depends on how much traffic you would be getting and etc. but of course I could sugges...
    1 By markomaric Drupal Getting Started
  • Question

    Cannot login with SSH USERNAME@IPADDRESS, receive "Permission denied (publickey)" despite root user working

    So the issue is that I can login to my server just fine using: ssh root@SERVER_IP_ADRESS But when I try to login with a user I created from root: ssh USERNAME@SERVER_IP_ADRESS I get: Permission denied (publickey)...
    Accepted Answer: So I found a working answer to my problem. Based off of this thread (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/secure-ubuntu-server-for-non-root-user-using-only-ssh-keys?answer=22286) If I want to add a user wi...
    4 By klufkin Getting Started Initial Server Setup Security Linux Basics Ubuntu 16.04
  • Question

    Setting up Ubuntu

    Good day, I have run into a problem setting up a new LAMP installation i setup on a droplet. (Keep in mind in am using the digital ocean console) I am doing this tutorial specifically (https://www.digitalocean.com/com...
    Accepted Answer: @oasysweb Instead of the DigitalOcean web-based console, I would recommend using PuTTy on Windows and Terminal or Hyper on MacOS so that you have copy/paste available. It'll definitely ease the process since the vast...
    1 By oasysweb DigitalOcean Getting Started Ubuntu 16.04
  • Question

    In Cloudways, I made a LAMP site. I believe Debian was preinstalled. Would your Standard package ($5/month) help me to build my LAMP skills?

    I am a novice. In Cloudways, I made a rudimentary website running with PHP 7 (with Laravel), connected to a MySQL database. I believe the server had Debian OS pre-installed. I see that Digital Ocean has $5 per month...
    Accepted Answer: Hi John, Yes, I would strongly recommend that. I've used this for the training for my team of system administrators. It's great because you can deploy servers in less than 30 seconds and you have full root access. If ...
    1 By johnrobertkosanovic Getting Started LAMP Stack Debian
  • Question

    How to uplaod file from computer with console?

    I want to upload a large file so I want to do so from the droplet's console. The file is on my compouter. How do I do that?
    Accepted Answer: Running a command on your local computer to upload files to your server is pretty easy on macOS or Linux where you can use scp: scp -r <^>/path/to/my/files<^> root@:<^>0.0.0.0<^>:<^>/path/on/my/server<^> or rsync r...
    4 By efiminzer FAQ Getting Started Linux Basics Ubuntu
  • Question

    Installing Go for configuration of Vault?

    The instruction for getting Go set up for Installing and configuring Vault are missing from the official documentation of Vault. Can anyone help me with that?
    Accepted Answer: This question was answered by @harveyjones282: Well, there are a lot of ways. For one you can go to the official site of Go https://golang.org/doc/ But when it comes to installing Go specifically for Ubunto you can us...
    1 By MBNaeem Getting Started Ubuntu
  • Question

    i've auto added a 100gb volume to my droplet for storage, how do i save and retrieve files from the volume, what path would i use?

    apologies for the novice question. I am a beginner at all of this. I've been working on an app using the laravel framework with forge/digitalocean, and came to realize I needed much larger storage. After some research...
    Accepted Answer: Hey friend, Great question! I don't really use larvel myself but this should be a generic Linux question regardless of that, but just know that this is where I come from when answering it. Let's say your Laravel proje...
    1 By meloku Block Storage Automated Setups DigitalOcean Getting Started PHP PHP Frameworks Ubuntu 18.04
  • Question

    I'm having trouble understanding how to view my docker container via my droplet IP

    I'm simply trying to view my app in a browser via the IP address. I'm new to docker. I've spent a fair amount of time today trying to figure this out, but need a little help. I have a docker container locally running ...
    Accepted Answer: Greetings! It looks like you might be trying to expose the docker container to the docker daemon ports. You also may have an existing install of Nginx that you have running. If you intend to expose your app directly t...
    1 By racingsparrow Docker Initial Server Setup Getting Started Apache PHP
  • Question

    How to log in as non root user via SSH?

    I just created my first Ubuntu droplet and supplied my public SSH key which is contained in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub on my local machine at the time I was creating my droplet. I can SSH into my machine as root just fine via...
    Accepted Answer: I finally ended up solving this issue by following these directions (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/secure-ubuntu-server-for-non-root-user-using-only-ssh-keys?answer=22286) from another thread.
    3 By spython01 Getting Started Ubuntu
  • Question

    Reset Droplet is needed. Please help me checking my ticket.

    I need to reset my droplet urgently. Please help reset it. My ticket is Ticket #3859689. I reset my droplet yesterday and it is logged in as "Recovery Mode". It is instructing the "tmux or etc. " recoverings. I just n...
    Accepted Answer: Greetings! It is important to us that we provide you with the necessary tools to resolve this without waiting for a ticket reply. Though our team will get to the ticket as quickly as possible, we don't want you to hav...
    1 By RoxanneTTL DigitalOcean Getting Started Configuration Management Ubuntu 16.04
  • Question

    Anyone have issues with the droplet limit?

    I decided to move my clients over to DigitalOcean, but never saw any mention of droplet limits. I didn't worry too much about it since I looked at community questions and the common response was to "just ask support f...
    Accepted Answer: Hey friend, I've decided otherwise. Your droplet limit has been increased. Sorry for the trouble. Jarland
    2 By milkywayco Getting Started DigitalOcean
  • Question

    How to set up username and password for Dante Sock Proxy

    I read the article they have on their site " https://www.inet.no/dante/doc/1.2.x/config/auth_username.html" but I have no luck on making it work. *Also I don't know which user to put nor the default password.
    Accepted Answer: I made it work with this guide: https://tech.tiq.cc/2015/10/how-to-set-up-danted-dante-server-socks-proxy-on-ubuntu-14-04-with-authentication/. I tried to login without autentication and gave me this error: [11:45:5...
    3 By YISUUS Getting Started Ubuntu 16.04
  • Question

    Spaces: Uploading files via php (CentOS 7)

    Hey, I'm new to the developing scene! I'm currently constructing a Video CMS for a directed study at my school/a hobby/hopes of going big one day! With that I decided to host the site on my VPS through a different co...
    Accepted Answer: Hi DLP, You'll need to use custom PHP code to leverage the spaces/CDN API and perform required actions. We've just started playing with them ourselves. I suggest the following reference guide is a good starting point....
    1 By DLP API Getting Started CentOS
  • Question

    How do i setup and host .Net core console app?

    Ok, so i have created a C# .net core console application using visual studio, but i'm struggling to find a way to host the app, i've never used .net core ( or even hosting services for that matter ) before. I have bee...
    Accepted Answer: I think you have to select Linux distribution and install the dotnet core and build/run
    1 By Unholy57 Getting Started
  • Question

    I signed up and paid for a droplet, but I then thought about the monthly payments. So how do they work?

    Like I said in the title, I paid for a droplet after signing up but then thought about the payments. It's almost the next month, so do I have to pay again the 1st of the next month leaving me with only a few days to u...
    Accepted Answer: Its counted by hours. So for example if you create a $5/month ($0.007/hour) droplet for 3 hours then delete it you will only be charged for 3 hours of use which is $0.021. Also if you want to keep a droplet but are no...
    1 By shinf Getting Started Billing DigitalOcean Quickstart