Droplet WordPress One-Click & IP Address vs Server IP Address

Hello, for creating a WordPress site via One-Click WordPress create;

  • IP Address of Ubuntu Server is given
  • IP Address of (A Record) is different and already existent on the Registrar service DNS Zone console.

How newly created WordPress platform load, with Ubuntu Server IP Address, if I did input domain name, ?


Or, do I need change the domain’s IP Address (A record) to match what Digital Ocean supply as IP Address for the Ubuntu Server where Wordpress one-click is built on ?

Or, I can have both different IP Addresses; IP Address for Ubuntu Server of WordPress installation; and domain’s IP Address which is an A Record set in a different provider DNS Zone ?


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Hello, @mystagogue

When you create/install the droplet the domain name is used in order to install WordPress and configure the domain name with the installation. This is needed because WordPress needs a domain name in order to complete the installation. You can always change this in the future, but this is separate process.

If you want to make the site live from the DigitalOcean’s droplet you will need to change the A record for the domain name to point to the IP address of the droplet/server. The other option will be to change the domain name’s nameservers to ours and manage the domain’s DNS through our control panel.

If you do not point the domain name to the droplet (using the A record), you can still view the WordPress installation, but you will need to alter/change your local hosts file. Let me know if you want to know more about this.

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex