How to Set Up PBN Sites on Digital Ocean with Rocket IPs

Requirements:

1) A Digital Ocean Account / Droplet Set up
2) A Rocket IPs account
3) nginx installed. Tutorial available at http://trafficrunners.net > SEOCasts

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Digital Ocean/Rocket IPs Workflow

URL: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-nginx-server-blocks-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-14-04-lts

Purchase Domain with Registrar

Login to Rocket IPs

1) Add domain to Rocket IPs
2) Randomize IP
3) Enter Digital Ocean Server IP
4) Randomize Custom Header Server
5) Write down custom Nameserver IPs

Go Back to Domain Registrar

1) Edit DNS Settings
2) We have two options: using ns1.rocketips.com OR
3) Create Custom Nameservers provided by Rocket IPs. It will look like:
ns1.exampledomain.com (209.148.89.192), ns2.exampledomain.com (178.32.171.215)

To create Glue Records Godaddy Registered Domains (other registrars will be similar)

1) Click to Manage Domains, click on domain
2)In the Settings tab, under Host Names, click Manage
3) In the pop up click Add Hostname
4) Input custom namesevers and IPs given by Rocket IPs

Digital Ocean Server

1) Open Terminal
2) Log on to your server using your Digital Ocean IP: ssh [email protected]
3) Make a new directory for the website: sudo mkdir -p /var/www/example.com/html
4) Now transfer ownership to our regular user: sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/example.com/html
5) Modify permissions: sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www

Create Server Blocks

1) Copy over the default server block config file: sudo cp /etc/nginx/sites-available/default /etc/nginx/sites-available/example.com
2) Open up the copied config file: sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/example.com
3) Modify config file. Three things we have to edit:
a. Remove default_server references
b. point root to correct directory: root/var/www/test.com/html
c. server_name test.com www.test.com

Should look like this:
server {
listen 80;
listen [::]:80;

root /var/www/test.com/html;
index index.html index.htm;

server_name test.com www.test.com;

location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
}
}

4) Exit (control-x), save modifications

Enable Server Blocks and Restart Nginx

1) Create symbolic links during start-up: sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/test.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/
2) Restart server: sudo service nginx restart
3) If ngnix fails to restart we fucked something up. Probably syntax in the config file.
4) To troubleshoot: check syntax: sudo nginx -t

Upload Site Files through FileZilla, FTP, or SSH

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Troubleshooting Glue on HG Reseller: http://support.hostgator.com/articles/hosting-guide/lets-get-started/dns-name-servers/dns-glue