Digital Ocean setup notes
Digital Ocean setup notes
Written on
Jul 9, 2020
Updated on
Jan 6, 2021
SSH intro droplet
root@<droplet_ip_address> then enter your password
Create a new user, add sudo privileges
adduser <username> usermod -aG sudo <username> gpasswd -a <username> sudo
Now you can exit and log in as the new user:
exit ssh <username>@<IP Address>
FPT file transfer with Filezilla
Host: sftp://
User: root (or your username)
Password: Your password
Port: 22
Map namecheap domain to droplet
On namecheap.com, go to domain list, then click manage on the domain you wish to map, then click advanced dns
Add a new A record with the droplet’s IP address. Use @ as the host to map to the root domain (e.g. leoncvlt.com) or type something to map it to a subdomain (e.g test.leoncvlt.com)