How To Use the LEMP 1-Click Install on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean offers a convenient way to deploy a LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) stack with a 1-Click Install option. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Deploy a LEMP Droplet:
  1. Log in to DigitalOcean:

    Sign in to your DigitalOcean account.

  2. Create a Droplet:

    Click on the "Create" button and select "Droplets" from the dropdown menu.

  3. Choose a Distribution:

    Under "Choose an image," select the "Marketplace" tab, and search for "LEMP" or "LAMP" in the search bar. DigitalOcean might have various LEMP stack options available from different providers.

  4. Select the LEMP 1-Click App:

    Choose the LEMP 1-Click App that suits your needs. Click on it to proceed.

  5. Choose a Plan:

    Select the plan that fits your requirements in terms of resources (CPU, RAM, storage, etc.).

  6. Choose a Datacenter Region:

    Pick a datacenter region that's geographically closest to your target audience or where you want your server located.

  7. Choose Additional Options:

    You can set up additional options like VPC network, backups, monitoring, etc., based on your preferences.

  8. Add SSH Keys (Optional):

    Add your SSH keys for secure access to your Droplet. If you haven't set up SSH keys yet, DigitalOcean can email you a root password to access the Droplet.

  9. Finalize and Create:

    Review your configurations, provide a hostname if needed, and then click on "Create Droplet."

Accessing Your LEMP Droplet:

Once your Droplet is created, you'll receive an IP address and login credentials.

To access your Droplet:

  1. SSH Access:

    Use an SSH client to connect to your Droplet using the provided IP address and login credentials. For example:

                    
                        ssh root@your_droplet_ip
                    
                

  2. Explore and Manage:

    You now have access to your LEMP stack. Nginx will be installed and configured as the web server, MySQL (or MariaDB) as the database, and PHP for server-side scripting.

  3. Configuration and Deployment:

    Depending on your project, you'll likely need to configure Nginx, set up your website files in the appropriate directory (usually /var/www/html or a custom location), and configure MySQL or MariaDB for your application.

Security and Maintenance:
  • Security: Set up a firewall, configure SSH access, and regularly update your server's software.
  • Backups: Enable backups or set up a backup strategy to prevent data loss.
  • Monitoring: Implement monitoring tools to keep track of server health, resource usage, and potential issues.

Ensure you follow best practices for server security and maintenance to keep your LEMP stack secure and running smoothly.

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