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changing Domain names to point on digital ocean destroy my website?

I am trying to follow the tutorial on running flask application on my digital ocean instance.

The tutorial says that I need to have a domain name that points on my digital ocean account and is is asked that I go to the domain provider (OVH) and change the dns1, dns2 there.

But By now, the current setting of these dns1 is such that I point to my web-hosting provider (Site Ground) which makes my website work.

So if I proceed in changing the DNS at my domain provider, my website would not be available anymore!

Am I missing something?

thank you for your help


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Hi @mizo,

That’s true, if you change the DNS of your current website and point it to your DigitalOcean droplet, the website on SiteGround won’t work. In such a case, I’ll recommend using a subdomain to point to your Droplet with DigitalOcean.

You can do that by going to your DNS provider- OVH and create a subdomain let’s say ‘examplesubdomain’. This can be done by just adding a new A record to your DNS zone named examplesubdomain.YourDomain.com. Pointing the subdomain to your Droplet will DigitalOceanl will help you continue with the tutorial you are following about running a flask application.

Regards, KDSys