Saturday, November 26, 2016

Installing .Net Core on Digital Ocean Hosting

Supporting .Net on Linux OS is the best thing Microsoft gifted to .Net Developers.  Linux hosting reduces cost, plus provide good stable support.

This post will walk you through how to get started by installing .Net Core on Digital Ocean Hosting.

I am assuming you already have created DigitalOcean Hosting account and are good to start by creating droplet.  Reason I have choose digital ocean is because it is cheap to get started and have freedom to scale as you grow.

Step 1:  Create droplet.

Step 2: On creation of droplet:  Digital Ocean will send you an email with details of root password.

Step 3: 
Download SSH Client Putty to login into Ubuntu from Windows

Step 4: 
Login as root.  Use root password as sent by digital ocean in email.

Till this point we have setup Ubuntu OS.  

Step 5: Now we will install .Net Core.
I am following installation instruction from this url:

Commands for Ubuntu 16.04
1. sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dotnetdev.list'
2. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 417A0893
3. sudo apt-get update
  4. sudo apt-get install dotnet-dev-1.0.0-preview2.1-003177 

Step 6: Initialize some code
1. mkdir hwapp
2. cd hwapp
3. dotnet new

1. dotnet restore
2. dotnet run


If you want to access file system of your droplet then login as sftp://root@IPAddress from any popular ftp client.

I am using FileZilla Ftp Client.

If above post have truly helped you, then please use below Referral link for digital ocean.  This will help me in lowering down some of my researching cost.  Thank you!

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