Follow the aleph install instructions to install the mcclient app on your local machine.
After your node is deployed, copy the "SSH Forwarding" command and paste it into a terminal. If you didn't add an SSH key during the setup process, you'll need to enter your node's password. The SSH command will create a secure tunnel between your local mcclient and the remote node. Then you can use mcclient to control your node as if it were running on your local machine.
You can log into your node at the IP address displayed in the "Connect to SSH" panel when the deploy completes.
On a Unix or macOS system, use this command, replacing your.node.ip.address with the real IP:
On Windows, install putty, the Windows SSH client. Then connect to your node's ip address as the mediachain user.
If you added an SSH key, you'll get a shell prompt right away. If not, you'll have to enter your node's password. You can copy that from the "Connect to SSH" panel, and it's also in the credentials file you can download after the deploy is compete.
Deleting your DigitalOcean droplet will completely wipe out all data stored on your node! If you need to delete your node, find the 'Destroy' button in the DigitalOcean Control Panel for your node's droplet. You'll be asked to confirm a few times, after which your droplet will be completely erased. Please make sure this is what you want before you click the button!
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