Domain redirects to IP address and also loading from IP address

  • Posted October 23, 2013

Hi, I have a droplet running the latest ubuntu and wordpress. I set up everything like in the tutorials and my domain is working. But when I type in, it redirects itself to which is the IP address of the droplet that DigitalOcean gave me. Also, when I go to, my homepage loads just fine but I notice my browser says that its is connecting and waiting for, not itself. I may be unclear here so please ask for more info. I would not like to expose my IP address like that and also it looks extremely shady to my visitors. Please help! Thanks a lot!


same issue. any resolution?

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Log into your WordPress Dashboard & navigate to Settings. What’s listed as your <code>Site URL</code> & <code>Home URL</code>?

Did you configure wordpress with your IP address before purchasing or setting up your domain name? I do know that Wordpress uses a lot of absolute links which I believe is the source of your problem.

hi Pablo,when i follow your instractons then the site is broken redirect my site to a broken site also wo-admin url not working! <br>“Log into your WordPress Dashboard & navigate to Settings. What’s listed as your Site URL & Home URL?”

Wow I’m such an idiot. The URL in WP is… the IP address. I didn’t think to check for that first. <br>Thank you a lot Pablo! I am this close to create another droplet and start over lol! Please know that I’m deeply grateful!

@Pablo of vDevices: I followed the tutorials and add all the info like you said but the problem is still there. :(

Execute <code>cat /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-dafault</code>. Do you see a line that begins with <code>ServerName</code>? If so, what’s after it? If not, then add it, as described in <b>Step Five</b> of: <a href=“”>How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS</a>.

@Ahrotahntee: Yes, I managed to install WP using the IP address and then later I pointed my domain to that IP. How should I fix this? <br>@Pablo of vDevices: In /etc/apache2/sites-enabled, only the 000-dafault file is there. Please advise! <br>Thanks guys for your help!

Look in <code>/etc/apache2/sites-enabled</code>. Then, execute <code>cat [filename_of_your_wordpress_config_file]</code> and look for the <code>ServerName</code> directive. What do you have listed?