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We Use DigitalOcean

We Use DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is among the most advanced Cloud Hosting in the world today.
I have been using DigitalOcean for a while for hosting my client’s websites.

The DigitalOcean Dashboard has one of the simplest GUI interfaces that I have used in years, and for my business I find simplicity saves time and makes money.

What are the benefits?

  • Fast Server Setup.
  • Multiple Operating Systems.
  • One Click Installs.
  • Downloadable Droplets.
  • Choice of Static or Floating IP’s.
  • Private Networking

The DigitalOcean dashboard contains all the controls you’ll need in a simple menu which makes it easy to use so even a beginer can setup a server in a few minutes.
So, it’s fast for you to set up a network of Servers with Firewall protection and a LoadBalancer.

You can of course add volumes and spaces where required.

You can also create automatic backups and snapshot in an instant.

Aside from being one of the most advanced Cloud Hosting businesses in the World, the pricing is also pretty good. You can create a server with a shared CPU and 25GB of SSD storage at $5 per month, up and ready to serve your business needs in seconds.

Features.
User firewall, load balancer, automatic backup, snapshots, spaces, operating system include, CentOs, Fedors, FreeBSD, Ubuntu, Debian, One-click install of popular sofware including Docker, LAMP Staacks, Nodejs, Ghost, MySQL , Ruby-on-rails,  Django and custom images.

CPU Optimized Droplets

Standard droplets from just $10.00pm.

Powerful servers Core images CPUs’ upto 64 GB,  32 vCPUs, 400 GB, 9 TB per month.

 

Move your operations to DigitalOcean today.

About DigitalOcean hosting company

DigitalOcean WordPress Setup Step-By-Step

Watch a step-by-step guide for stepping up a WordPress website with DigitalOcean droplets.
 

This is the main dashboard

Click create
 

Choose WordPress

Click on WordPress
 

Choose the Droplet Size

The Droplet is just a server virtual machine – Choose the size you required. 
For many WordPress Sites the $10/month is recommended. 

You can increase the server size at anytime but you may not be able to easily reduce a server size.
 

Add backup And Storage

Enable backups Digital Ocean will automatically back your droplet once a week.  (You will have the option to create Snapshot backs later).
 

Choose a region

With data centres around the World, it’s best to choose the one closest to your markets region.

Additional options and SSH Key

There is no ftp option for Digital Ocean. This is a good thing, Here you will create an SSH key that is use to provide you with secure access to your Droplet.  If this is your first Digital Ocean Droplet you need to open up a command terminal on your computer or use a program such as Putty-Gen to create an SSH Key Pair
 

Create a backup of your existing keys

It’s very easy  create a SSH Key pair if you are using a Mac.  We recommend that you backup any existing keys before hand. Using the zip utility,  its very easy to to this too.

1) Open your terminal and type zip -e ~/mykeys.zip ~/.ssh.   This command will compress and encrypt the content of the default key pair directory.

2) Type in a memorable password. Then you are required to type this in again.

This creates a backup file in your home directory.

 

Create an SSH Key Pair.

It takes just one line to create the Key Pair.

Type ssh-keygen – t rsa -b 4096 – Then press return for each prompt until the command finishes.

 (The Key Pair is so called because two keys are created that have a mathematic relationship to each other.)  

These Key are created in two separate files called id_rsa and id_rsa.pub.

These pairs are unique.

The .pub is your public key; this is the key we will copy to DigitalOcean.

The other file is the private key and it should never be made public.

 

 

 

The last part is to add your SSH public key to the DigitalOcean Droplet.

Click the Add SSH Key Button

The command pbcopy will copy the contents of the public key file to your copy paste buffer.

pbcopy < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

Now you can just press control -V to paste the key into the SSH Access section.

Provide a meaningful name for this device’s key.

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