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How to masking domain use digitalocean reserved IP ? please help me…

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Bobby Iliev
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September 8, 2023

Hi there

This should be achievable using Nginx or Apache as a reverse proxy. Here’s a general guide on how you could do that using Nginx:

  1. Setup a Droplet on DigitalOcean:

    • If you haven’t already, create a new Droplet on DigitalOcean.
    • Ensure you have a reserved (floating) IP for this Droplet. You can assign a floating IP from the DigitalOcean Control Panel.
  2. Point Your Domain to the Reserved IP:

    • Go to your domain registrar’s control panel.
    • Update the A record of your domain to point to the reserved IP address that you’ve assigned to your DigitalOcean Droplet.
  3. Install Nginx on the Droplet:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install nginx
  4. Configure Nginx for Domain Masking:

    • Create or edit an Nginx server block. You can usually find the default configuration at /etc/nginx/sites-available/default.
    sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/default
    • Update the configuration to:
    server {
        listen 80;
        server_name; # Replace with your domain
        location / {
            proxy_pass http://target-domain-or-ip/; # Replace with the URL you want to display content from
            proxy_set_header Host $host;
            proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
            proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
  5. Restart Nginx:

    sudo systemctl restart nginx

Now, when you visit, it will display the content from target-domain-or-ip, but the address bar will still show

Keep in mind that domain masking can confuse users and search engines, so be sure to use it responsibly and consider its implications on SEO and user experience.

Hope that this helps!



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