DESKTOP EDITION CLOUD EDITION SERVER EDITION GUIDES FORUM

My experience setting up Server on Digital Ocean


#1

Well I’m successfully on the web with Manager and DigitalOcean on Windows. If anyone wants a run down on what it took step-by-step please indicate interest if any. All I can say is that it was more complicated than I first thought from all instructions and emails etc. Don’t leave it for too long as I will forget what I did. Thanks


#2

Can you send me an email at info@jacktracy.co.uk? Cheers!


#3

I’m obviously interested too.


#4

Well here it is. I wasn’t sure whether to start with the Manager Server web pages through to the purchase page or with DigitalOcean (it turns out it doesn’t matter). I decided to follow the tutorial page http://server.manager.io/digital-ocean first.
I went to DigitalOcean at https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=2975ad5549d5 and not knowing what to expect from the “get started” or “sign up today and get started” links (which would probably been ok) I went to “see plans and pricing” (safer I thought). There I saw the plan I wanted from step 2 in the tutorial and felt better about signing up.
Then I entered my email and password, entered credit card information etc and followed step 2 of the tutorial to create a droplet (server). As expected from step 3 I received an email with another login and password for the the droplet itself.
Step 4 gave me pause, but I forged on to the console link and shortly a console window appeared and I tried to enter the username and password that this screen wanted. The email instructions said I had to use “ssh root@” command. I didn’t need that. I was already there. Just had to enter “root” for username and then password from email. What I didn’t know was that typing the password showed nothing being entered and I thought the connection was lost. I then followed a link to another page “How To Create Your First DigitalOcean Droplet Virtual Server” where I was told to download an executable called PuTTy an SSH client and it turns out this was complicated and unnecessary. Here I learned that I should have just entered all those characters in the password from the email (seeing none of them) and hit enter to continue with tutorial steps 4, 5 and 6. These went smoothly and I was then able to enter the IP address from the email into my browser. Voila. Then another problem. Because I used PuTTy and not the console I found out that when I exited from PuTTy, I no longer could access ManagerServer from my browser. It occured to me that probably ManagerServer was no longer running. So I went back to DigitalOcean logged on and restarted MangerServer with mono (step 7) in the console (this time typing all characters from the password without worry). I then just logged out from DigitalOcean with no more changes in the console window leaving ManagerServer running this time.
A little complicated I know but it is easy! (once you have done it!) Good luck.


#5

You can actually close Putty window and have ManagerServer running.

One way to do it would be to add extra line to /etc/rc.local file so Manager Server launches every time automatically on boot.

I will create tutorial for this as well so you can do it too.


#6

Big THANK YOU to esenicki !

I hope to be upgrading to the server version in the next few days. I am not sure if we will be using digital ocean, but I will certainly be looking at their tutorial.