So, as usual let's dig some Basics before we move on to the Guide. If you are in a Hurry to Install Wordpress in Digital Ocean using Server Avatar, you can straight away head to the Easy and Definitive Guide below. But, If you are a newbie then I recommend you to continue with the next Golden lines.
About Digital Ocean and Server Avatar:
Generally its the Hosting part where bloggers face lots of problems. But if you choose VPS Hosting instead of Shared Hosting for your blog then half the problems will be solved automatically. You can read Why VPS Hosting is better when compared to Shared Hosting.
DigitalOcean is an American cloud Infrastructure that Provides Virtual Private servers for Developers. Headquartered at New York and recognized as Second largest Hosting Company in the world as of Dec 2015.
You can easily host your blog for just $5/per month. Isn't it look so Cheap. You can search for any VPS Hosting providers like Interserver, Bluehost or any other, I bet you won't find any Reliable and cheaper ones than Digital Ocean.
If you are new to Digital Ocean then you will face a problem to install Wordpress in your blog. You must be hearing a common word that One must know Coding to manage a Linux/VPS Hosting.
Linux without Code!!! Cool isn't it. There are two awesome tools to do this job. They are Server Pilot and Server Avatar.
These are the sites which manage servers Remotely and helps installing wordpress without any Coding. For this stance I talk about Server Avatar as I have been using this for 5 months and found no problem. With clean design and awesome Customer support you will face no problem in Server Avatar. And it's FREE now. Let's start the Setup.
An Easy Guide to Install Wordpress in DigitalOcean with Server Avatar:
I expect you have your domain name ready with you. If not, you can get a .COM domain for just $0.99 from Godaddy. Ok, follow these steps without any skip to install wordpress in DigitalOcean.
#1. Create DigitalOcean Account:
#2. Create your First Droplet:
Steps to create your First Droplet with DigitalOcean:
Note: My personal suggestion is to select a Server based on your Site audience. If you are getting more page views from US then choose Newyork/ San Francisco. If your site is new then I recommend to go with Newyork 1/2/3 server.
#3. Redirecting your Domain to DigitalOcean Droplet:Now head to your Domain Registrar, we will make some quick settings over there. Navigate to DNS management. We need to change the default Nameservers with these ns records.
Now, You have successfully pointed your Domain to Digital Ocean Droplet. But wait!! There is no sight of cPanel still. Here comes Server Avatar to complete the action.
#4. Server Avatar Magic:
#5. Install Wordpress using Server Avatar:
That's it. You can check your blog now. If you have followed all my steps without any skip you will see a Hello World Post on your Site.