I have set up a Digitalocean droplet with Ubuntu 20.04. I have one domain registered and pointing to digital ocean’s nameservers. I installed hestiacp using the host name of the domain but pre-pended with hestiacp (i.e, hestiacp.sampleshed.com). I also set it to port 5600 on install as I read port 8083 has security issues on VestaCP. I then set up a lets-encrypt certificate so I can login to the panel over ssl. So far so good. I now want to move several existing sites which are hosted elsewhere but need to test these using temporary links. I followed the procedure from VestaCp here:
but cannot get it to work. Correct me if i’m wrong but should I be using the public IP address throughout (i.e, the one digitalocean gave when I set up the droplet) or should I be using a private IP address?
Could there be an issue with SSL, firewall or something else?
Can someone please tell me where I’m going wrong as I’ve been stuck on this for 2 days solid now. I am a noob when it comes to networking so please forgive me.