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Unmanaged VPS on Digital Ocean with filezilla

Discussion in 'Domains and Hosting' started by evik, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. evik

    evik Affiliate affiliate

    Is it really possible??
    Bought a VPS from digital Ocean for 5$/mo, I guess that price means Unmanaged.
    All I'm trying to do is just to connect to my VPS server with filezilla so I can simply drag & drop few landing pages to it. How hard can it be?? :( did I jump into a pool that is too big for a complete newbie?

    This is what I get:

    Status: Waiting to retry...
    Status: Connecting to "IP Address"...
    Response: fzSftp started, protocol_version=5
    Command: open "[email protected] Address" 22
    Command: Trust new Hostkey: Once
    Command: Pass: ****************
    Status: Connected to "IP Address"
    Error: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server
    Error: Could not connect to server
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  3. MxyzptlkFishStix

    MxyzptlkFishStix Well-Known Member affiliate

    Reset the password. Either that or use WinSCP instead.
  4. farmads

    farmads Affiliate affiliate

    pm me. I already do it. You should install SSH
  5. servandosilva

    servandosilva Moderator moderator affiliate

    It is possible but with Digital Ocean you have to setup an initial password and use an SSH connection to upload your files.
  6. evik

    evik Affiliate affiliate

    Thank you guys. do someone remember the steps for installing ssh key in filezilla (mac)?
  7. evik

    evik Affiliate affiliate

    GOT IT! FFufff:confused:.. that was hard to figure out alone... so this is how it goes on mac.
    Assuming you've already created a Droplet in Digital ocean.You've been given an IP address, username and a temporary password in your mail.

    First you got to go to Terminal, and follow this guide:
    How To Connect To Your Droplet with SSH | DigitalOcean

    There's also this video to explain a part of the process.

    After that you open Filezilla and enter the IP address, Username and the new password you created. Got to make sure you type 22 in the port section for secure ftp (sftp).

    After that there's some Terminal drama
    Generally you have to log in to your server thru the terminal with this command:
    ssh [email protected]_name

    And then install "sudo" with these two commands
    apt-get update - ENTER
    apt-get install sudo - ENTER

    Then install Apache2 with this command:
    sudo aptitude install apache2 apache2-doc

    Then connect to the server with filezilla and put your landing pages in a specific directory path: var/www/html

    Have to make sure to delete that exact part (var/www/html) from the link after making it.

    That was it!
    Thank you guys, see ya;)
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016
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  8. Dr. Forum

    Dr. Forum Affiliate affiliate

    It is always the easiest way that you can do file transfers from and to your server. In fact it is straight forward activity. One thing I do think that you have not done well is the credentials. When you have wrong usernames, passwords and port numbers, then you will face a lot of error in getting a connection. Be sure to go through the email with the credentials just to know whether you have correct ones. You can also tag me a long when you continues experiencing the problems.
  9. igobyterry

    igobyterry Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

    Have you thought about installing something like cPanel to help you manage the server? It'll make things a lot easier for you as, it'll automatically create FTP/email/SQL accounts. It's a lot easier than going into command line and creating users, then editing config files as necessary. It's $15 a month so it's a bit expensive compared to the server, but I completely recommend it.
  10. comegetbravo

    comegetbravo Well-Known Member affiliate

    I would actually recommend learning a bit of linux command line, it's quite useful and not so super hard to set up in order to get a working installation, sure if you want 100% optimization it's going to be require quite a lot of time learning and setting things up. But if you really want to get set up and started ASAP then cPanel can be quite nice.
  11. utdream

    utdream Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

    That's awesome that not only did you figure it out, but you came back and posted the solution. Thank you. That's what "community" is all about!
  12. Freddy63

    Freddy63 Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager Service Manager affiliate

    Great stuff! you learned quickly. Still far to go though. That bunch of commands creates an environment for HTML pages, you'll need more stuff like php, mysql and some security as you go forward. I happen to offer a service to get the all setup on DigitalOcean for a one time fee.