App Platform My domain is slow but starter domain (provided by DO) is really fast. Probably a DNS Problem?

Hey I’m pretty new to hosting on digital ocean and app platform. I added my domain and everything is working correctly but when I go to my domain it is really slow, like 10 seconds to load slow. When I go to the starter domain provided by digital ocean it is super fast. I have three A records and random IP address for my main domain that I think digital ocean added. I’m using a CNAME for all sub domains to go to the starter domain and it I do any subdomain it is really fast. I’m guessing the DNS for the A records is incorrect but really not sure where to start to fix it.

Any help would be appreciated!

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May 6, 2024


You can use tools like our DNS check tool to ensure the records are set correctly.

Also the DNS might still be propagating, it usually happens within few hours but it might take up to 24 hours.

Another thing is to check the CPU and Memory metrics for your app to see if there are any spikes or resource constraints that could be causing slowdowns.

Hope that this helps!

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