Digital Ocean Droplet to point to subdomain

November 29, 2017 515 views
DNS Ubuntu

Hello
Can you please help me with DNS set so that my domain directs to my droplet? I know how to do this for a domain, like example.com pointing to droplet XXXX. However, I do not know how to do this from example.com/page/anotherpage/

Pleade help bearing in mind that I am a total noob on these things :)

Cheers
Naz

1 Answer

A subdomain is something like this:

something.domain.com

A sub-folder is what you are describing:

domain.com/something

Subdomains are routed based on DNS, you can create one and point it to any IP address. A sub-folder is a folder on the server that DNS has pointed to. You cannot use DNS to point a sub-folder to another server. If this configuration is absolutely vital and a subdomain will not do then one way to achieve this would be to create a droplet running Nginx and then create a reverse_proxy configuration for the folder name so that nginx loads content from another server or site.

If you can work with a subdomain it is just a matter of creating an A record with your DNS provider with the name you want and pointing to your IP address.

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