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Does my droplet come with its own domain name/ip address?

January 26, 2015 2.6k views

Hi, I'm looking to begin setting up my own CS:GO server here. This may seem like a mundane question, but do the droplets come with their own IPs that people can connect to?

Example: for the FQDN, can I just put anything I want?

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  • You get your own IP for the droplet that is internet facing, they don't however come with a domain. You can purchase your own doamin from somewhere like GoDaddy, and you can then point its nameservers to the DigitalOcean nameservers.

    Once you have done this, you can add that domain to your account, and point it to your droplets as well as setting up any other DNS entries you need.

    As for running a CS:GO server, have you looked at the specifications that you need? Just something to bear in mind.

  • So you do get an IP for the server itself, just not a domain name. Right?

  • Yeah, you get an IP, but not a domain. As I said - have you checked the specifications you need for a CS:GO server, and how well it will run under a Linux environment?

  • I have. Usual servers running 5v5 run well with old dual cores and 1gb ram, so for a private server that will hold max 3 people a singlecore + 1gb ram should be enough. Many CS:GO servers now run under Linux, so I'm not worried about that.

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This question was answered by @mrains2k:

You get your own IP for the droplet that is internet facing, they don't however come with a domain. You can purchase your own doamin from somewhere like GoDaddy, and you can then point its nameservers to the DigitalOcean nameservers.

Once you have done this, you can add that domain to your account, and point it to your droplets as well as setting up any other DNS entries you need.

As for running a CS:GO server, have you looked at the specifications that you need? Just something to bear in mind.

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