Restarting your droplet is a very simple process.
# To safely shutdown your server
Log in to your Droplet as the root user and execute:
shutdown -h now
This, will shut down your server down correctly and flush any pending changes to the
disk and then terminate the droplet.
Visit the control panel and select your droplet, then the option to power on your
# How to force Shut down?
To force your droplet to shut down so you can reboot it log in to Digital Ocean
and select the droplet you wish to shut down.
Press the "power off" switch.
Important Warning: This will be similar to pulling the
plug on a running computer and may lead to data corruption. Always check the server is okay
once powered back on. Only do this as a last resort!
# How do I safely restart/reboot a Droplet server?
Log in to your Droplet as the root user (or any user with root permissions with sudo)
This, will do the same as the step above without the need to login to
DigitalOcean console and manually boot the server.