Easy way to access Wordpress core directories and files from Digital Ocean's Wordpress Droplet.
WordPress droplet on DigitalOcean is backed by Ubuntu – a Linux distribution.
DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware. Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.Digital Ocean
You can install and setup WordPress on Digital Ocean in multiple ways. Based on the method you used, it depends how you want to access the server files now. This guide helps you to access WP Files on Digital Ocean with/without SSH Client/CMD.
If you are using WordPress without installing cPanel or File Manager on server end, you have to access files via command line interface or console. Command console is accessible via your Digital Ocean’s control panel as well as connecting to server via SSH client such as PuTTY.
To access files without command line interface or SSH client, file manager is recommended.
We do not recommend file manager plugins available in WordPress plugins list. The major reason is security. It is hard to know and track vulnerabilities in 3rd party file managers.
However, we can somehow rely on well-established, reputed, and trustworthy file manager. Therefore, we recommend FileZilla.
FileZilla is a free and open-source, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Clients are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Both server and client support FTP and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS), while the client can in addition connect to SFTP servers.Wikipedia
These steps are applicable for all types of Linux OS distributions on digital ocean.
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