Discourse DNS issues with installation?

February 22, 2019 270 views
DNS

Hey there.

Having trouble with Discourse. I've used DO to create websites before but never with putty primarily and discourse.

https://meta.discourse.org/t/assistance-with-discourse-setup/109857/3

There's the topic I posted over at Discourse, in which they referred me to you.

He says my nameservers are correct and that it sounds like a DNS issue. Apparently I don't have any A servers for "talk.ourani.world"?

I tried creating type A record for "talk" and "@" in my DNS settings. I'm very unfamiliar with DNS so I'm not sure if I did it properly or if it takes awhile to work, but I'm still only getting the GoDaddy parked page instead of the Discourse setup.

As a side note, I thought that every website had a /www. This new droplet I created does not. Where do I go to create directories like ourani.world/example?

Thank you!

1 Answer

Hey friend!

It sounds like you may have been facing DNS propagation. There's a good explanation of it here:

https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9622/10/dns-propagation--explained

I'm not sure what you mean by /www. If you just mean a subfolder like the /example you said after that, these are either directories created in your document root or managed by your web application. With something like Discourse, for example, a URL like that would have to be managed by Discourse itself. Though, you could technically reverse proxy to something else at a subdirectory but that would be getting a bit complex for the topic.

Jarland

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