Deploy apps on Gardens without a domain
You will need
Your Caprover instance can work without a domain, though this is not recommended. You will be able to access your droplet using its IP address, and the apps you deploy will be assigned to specific ports and acessible from the Web. You will only need a droplet provisioned from your Gardens account, with Caprover installed. You can check if it exists from your home page.
To use Caprover without a domain, do the following:
- Skip the configuration step on Gardens droplet setup, so that a domain is not assigned to your Caprover instance
- Find the IP of your Droplet on "My Apps" page, or on your cloud provider (e.g. DigitalOcean) dashboard. Note the IP address, you will need to input it in your brower's address bar to access your droplet.
- Access your Caprover dashboard by going to http://<YOUR_IP_ADDRESS>:3000 and log in. Once logged in, don't forget to change the password in Settings
Note: using your Caprover with IP address only is not recommended, as it means your instance cannot be protected by SSL. Web connection to your admin dashboard and your apps will not be secure in this case. If you don't have a domain, consider getting a free collective.garden subdomain by choosing respective option on configuration stage during the droplet setup.