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Domain name redirects to IP address

  • Posted July 1, 2013

I registered a new domain, changed its nameservers to point to DO’s. I went to my control panel, added a new domain: maghnatis.com

Now when I goto http://maghnatis.com the site redirects to the IP address. How can I keep it pointing to the domain name?

And when I goto http://www.maghnatis.com (notice www.) it gives: Server not found

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What web server do you have installed on your droplet? <br> <br>Also, did you create a CNAME “www” with host “@”?

Please list the files you have in these two directories: <br><pre>/etc/apache2/sites-available</pre> <br>and <br><pre>/etc/apache2/sites-enabled</pre>

I just installed Apache, php and mysql <br>Then I installed reddit using this script: https://github.com/reddit/reddit/blob/master/install-reddit.sh <br> <br>I told the script to install it in /var/www/maghnatis <br>But if you navigate to http://37.139.4.232/maghnatis you get a directory list <br> <br>Even though http://37.139.4.232/ says ‘It Works’

http://37.139.5.242 <br> <br>My site is running Python code, it’s not static. <br> <br>I think this is the way to go. Install Apache and then install Reddit Code which is in Python.

@george.semaan, <br> <br>What type of site are you going to be running? If you’re going to have a lot of static files, you might want to consider Nginx over Apache. Nginx is generally regarded is faster than Apache. <br> <br>RE: zPanel, I don’t have any personal experience w/it; but I’ve ready plenty of blogs expressing concerns over security and bugs. Recently, I installed Webmin and it’s been working out pretty good. <br> <br><strong>But how do I tell my domain to point to it instead of another folder?</strong> <br> <br>You don’t tell the domain anything, in that regard. You specify the folder in either: <br><pre>/etc/nginx/sites-available</pre> <br> or <br><pre>/etc/apache2/sites-available</pre> <br>depending on which web server you go with.

I’m gonna create a new droplet, install apache, mysql, phpmyadmin, install zpanel (or an alternative control panel) and then I will install reddit script and specify the directory to be /var/www/mysite <br> <br>But how do I tell my domain to point to it instead of another folder? and how can I cloak the domain? I don’t want it to redirect to the IP address.

I don’t know what kind of webserver I am running but I can assure you it is not Apache. <br> <br>I used Reddit’s auto-installer to install the script. The code is in Python and uses many dependencies. <br>Here’s a list of the dependencies that were installed: <br> <br>python-dev <br>python-setuptools <br>python-routes <br>python-pylons <br>python-boto <br>python-tz <br>python-crypto <br>python-babel <br>cython <br>python-sqlalchemy <br>python-beautifulsoup <br>python-cssutils <br>python-chardet <br>python-psycopg2 <br>python-pycountry <br>python-pycassa <br>python-imaging <br>python-pycaptcha <br>python-amqplib <br>python-pylibmc <br>python-bcrypt <br>python-snudown <br>python-l2cs <br>python-lxml <br>python-zope.interface <br>python-kazoo <br>python-stripe <br> <br>nodejs <br>gettext <br>make <br>optipng <br>jpegoptim <br> <br>memcached <br>postgresql <br>postgresql-client <br>rabbitmq-server <br>cassandra <br>haproxy <br> <br>But if you navigate to http://37.139.5.242 which is my server, the site opens. <br> <br>

Do you have any kind of webserver running? <br> <br>You create the DNS record using digitalocean’s dns manager. Navigate to your domain in the DNS manager and click the Add record button: http://kmlnsr.me/Screenshot from 2013-07-01 22%3A22%3A09.png

No I do not have Apache installed. Is it a must for domains to work properly? <br> <br>And how do I create the CNAME record?

Do you have Apache installed? <br> <br>Re: “www” - you have to create that CNAME record in order to make the www subdomain work.