Deploying a project on DigitalOcean can be a daunting task, but there are a few tips and tricks that can help make the process easier.
First, understand the different types of droplets that DigitalOcean offers. Droplets are the basic unit of storage for a project, and each one comes with a certain amount of RAM and CPU.
It’s important to choose the droplet size that will best fit the needs of your project.
Next, create a droplet using the droplet creation tool. This tool will give you a list of available droplet sizes, as well as a list of pre-made droplets that you can use as a starting point.
Once you’ve created your droplet, you’ll need to add a project to it. To do this, click the droplet’s name in the list of droplets on the left-hand side of the DigitalOcean interface, and then click the “Add Droplet” button on the right.
Next, enter the Droplet’s IP address in the “IP Address” field, and click the “Add” button.
Next, enter your droplet’s name in the “Name” field, and click the “Add” button.
Finally, add the project’s SSH key by clicking the “Add SSH Key” button. This will allow you to access the droplet remotely.
Now that your project is ready to be deployed, you’ll need to configure the droplet’s security settings. To do this, click the “Security” button on the droplet’s overview page, and then click the “Edit Security” button.
In the “Security Settings” window, you’ll need to set the “Security Type” to “Docker” and the “Security Group” to the name of the security group that your project should be added to.
Next, you’ll need to add the project’s ports. To do this, click the “Ports” button, and then enter the port number for the project’s web server in the “Port” field.
Finally, you’ll need to add the project’s IP address. To do this, click the “IP Address” button, and then enter the IP address for the project’s web server in the “IP Address” field.
Now that everything is set up, you can click the “Deploy” button to start the deployment process.
Once the deployment process is complete, you’ll be able to access the project’s website on the droplet’s IP address.