After installing WordPress - server IP address could not be found.

July 25, 2019 1k views
WordPress DNS

Hello,

This is my first time using DigitalOcean after years of shared hosting - so please bear with me!

My domain (teachingwine.com) is with NameCheap. I have the DNS pointing to dns1.digitalocean, etc., etc.

I have created the domain in the DO control panel.

I also updated the records in the control panel to the following:

A =

159.65.222.70.teachingwine.com redirect to 159.65.222.70

CNAME =
www.teachingwine.com is an alias of teachingwine.com

However, when you go to the website, you get a “server IP address could not be found error.”

I am at a loss here and really hope somebody can help.

Thanks!

2 Answers

“159.65.222.70.teachingwine.com redirect to 159.65.222.70”

Is that actually what the A record says?

Is should be just “teachingwine.com” redirecting to 159.65.222.70.

Edit: I’m actually able to connect to your site at “teachingwine.com” with no issues. If you haven’t changed anything since posting, it’s possible it’s just a DNS propagation issue that should sort itself out soon.

  • I made the correction to the A record shortly after posting. That was a misstep on my end, obviously.

    Glad to know you are able to connect.

    Still getting the same issue here … so likely a DNS propagation issue, as you said.

I am also getting the same issue. And worst part is DO’s support team… they don’t offer chat or calling support.

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