Setting up Dokku on Digital Ocean
This is notes from my first time using Digital Ocean. It is a pretty cool interface and it has a Dokku instance built in. But there were a couple additional steps to set it up, as well as one hiccup with SSH keys.
Create a droplet
My config options
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|Add optional SSH Keys||Yes, do this to avoid my minor problems|
you can either use a dedicated URL like this:
or if you want to dokku to create 4 level domains (don’t know if there’s a tech term) add the following entries to your already existing DNS zone file:
the second option would add a root url of
darkmatter.example.com and an app named
app1, would be deployed to:
Send your SSH key to dokku on your server
This sends your SSH key up to the dokku server so that you can git push to the server without typing in a password each time.
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh email@example.com "sudo sshcommand acl-add dokku progrium"
Git set up for a demo app
cd app git init git commit -am "initial commit" # git remote add dokku dokku@[your-domain-name]:[app-name] git remote add dokku firstname.lastname@example.org:app1 git push dokku master
If no problems are encountered, then dokku will respond (on the command line) that
... [lots of git messages] ... -----> Releasing app1 ... -----> Deploying app1 ... =====> Application deployed: http://app1.darkmatter.example.com