Dokku always deploy to the top level domain

  • Posted September 15, 2014

Dears, I’m new to Dokku and I need a little help

After installing an image with Dokku and adding the SSH keys and everything I have 2 node.js apps and I want them to be at and

The issue I’m facing is that when I do a git push I find that the top level domain ex:“” always points to the latest app deployed and also the subdomain is not working

So that means that any app I deploy always gets deployed to the top level domain and not a subdomain

Isn’t Dokku who handles this or there’s any configurations from my side ?

command used to deply: After cloning a git repo

git remote add node1

git push node1 master

of course I’ve changed to my domain name and updated the records on DO’s DNS page

Even after the deployment is done Dokku says:

=====> Application deployed:

but when I try to open the URL I get a white page and when I visit the top level domain I get the app

So please help and thanks for your time


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Guys thank you a lot it worked :) I had to change my DNS settings from * to just * and wait for 3 to 6 hours Thanks a lot :)

Guys, My current settings are:

And it still didn’t work

Your help is greatly appreciated

The top level domain problem I fixed by manually defining the domain for one of the apps.

At the end of the execution for git push node1 master you should have a message saying which domian was given to your app. e.g. or

My website’s top level domain is actually the app

It sounds like you have your DNS configured incorrectly. You need two A records, the first pointing to the domain (example) and the second is a wildcard subdomain (*

Checkout: How to Use the DigitalOcean Dokku Application