Deploying a website on DigitalOcean can be a daunting task, but with a little preparation, it can be a breeze. In this article, we will walk you through the steps necessary to deploy a website on DigitalOcean.
1. Set up a DigitalOcean account
First, you will need to set up a DigitalOcean account. Once you have an account, you will need to create a droplet.
You can use the droplet creation wizard to create a droplet with any desired configuration.
2. Choose a droplet type
Next, you will need to decide which droplet type you will use for your website. There are three droplet types available:
Standalone : A standalone droplet is used to host a single website.
: A standalone droplet is used to host a single website. Full-stack : A full-stack droplet includes both a web server and a database.
: A full-stack droplet includes both a web server and a database. Micro : A micro droplet only hosts a web server.
3. Choose a droplet size
Next, you will need to decide how much memory and storage you need. You can choose between a small (1 GB), medium (4 GB), or large (8 GB) droplet.
4. Choose a droplet location
Finally, you will need to choose a droplet location. You can select from any of the available regions in the world.
5. Add your website files
Now that you have created your droplet, you will need to add your website files. You can use the DigitalOcean File Manager to upload your files.
6. Configure your droplet
Now that your files are ready, you will need to configure your droplet. You will need to set up an Nginx web server, and configure your droplet to use SSL.
7. Launch your website
Now that your website is ready, you can launch it by clicking the launch button on the DigitalOcean Control Panel.