Domain IP in control panel does not match droplet IP

I may not have set this up correctly from the start though everything seems to work properly: I have a website hosted elsewhere. I created a subdomain there and made an A record in my webhost CPanel pointing to my droplet’s IP number. All is good. At some point I destroyed that droplet and made a new one. I edited the A record for the subdomain (at my webhost CPanel) to reflect the new droplet’s IP number. All is good. I just now noticed the in my Digital Ocean control panel the subdomain is listed but “directs to” points to a different IP number (I think the old droplet’s) though the subdomain still works fine (it’s to a Jitsi installation here). Does this matter? Did I do something wrong?


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Hi, @robbielink

If the active DNS zone is not controlled through the DigitalOcean control panel (e.g you’re not using DigitalOcean nameservers) then the IP address listed in the DNS section there is not taking any effect.

I assume that you’re using external nameservers and the DNS is controlled via cPanel with the third-party provider. The correct IP address is listed there hence this is working for you.

Regards, Alex