My NYU hosted website doesn’t work anymore, so I’m trying to get my previous live web + data art projects that use an ssl certificate up and running again. In hopes that I don’t forget how to do this, I’m documenting my process of hosting my own domain name, getting my own server, and registering for ssl certificates. Should be simple, but let’s see!
Step 1: registered for a new domain name on Dreamhost. My new domain name: dadododoes.tech
Step 2: Created a new droplet on digital ocean.
Step 3: Added a SSH key. This video was quite helpful in understanding how to get a SSH key on my DigitalOcean. With all this set up I am now able to ssh in using terminal
I am also able to log into fetch server:
Hostname: ipaddress Username: root
Step 5: updating my previous code with new ssl certificate and rsa private key that DreamHost has provided.
Step 7: ran into a lot of issues with not being able to run “node server.js” in my terminal once my file was in fetch. realized i have to install node in it. must use these commands to install node. live web class page has a helpful tutorial for this.
apt-get update apt-get install nodejs apt-get install nodejs-legacy apt-get install npm
Step 7: also had to reinstall forever
Step 8: on Digital Ocean it needs to have the ‘www’ added to the url name that points to the ip address.
To get ssh key content:
pbcopy < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub