Discourse DNS issues with installation?

  • Posted February 22, 2019
  • DNS

Hey there.

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

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 “”?

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

Thank you!


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Hey friend!

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

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.