Domain name - ip configuration


I have very little experience in using nginx and this may be a trivial question. I have configured the NS records on my registrar’s site to use my domain for the site I’m hosting on DigitalOcean. On the DNS records on DigitalOcean there are 3 NS records and 1 A record that points to my IP as it does by default. I have also added an “A” record with “www” to point to same IP.

Now, when I open my IP on the browser I can see my site, however the domain names “” and “” show the “Welcome to nginx” page. I believe my domain points to the correct IP, but I think I am missing something in the nginx side. Any help is appreciated.

My sites-avalable/web_project contents:

server {
    listen 80;
    root /home/mehmet/project;
    location /static/ {
    location /media/ {
    location / {
        include proxy_params;
        proxy_pass http://unix:/home/mehmet/project/web_project.sock;

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January 14, 2021
Accepted Answer

Hi! If you’re sure that the DNS is resolving correctly, it looks like you need to update your nginx config so that it will recognize your domains.

In your posted example, you have server_name set to an IP address. Instead, a configuration like this should work better:

server {
    . . .
    . . .

Reference here:

How To Set Up Nginx Server Blocks (Virtual Hosts) on Ubuntu 16.04

Hope this helps and good luck!

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