Help me point domain to my droplet

July 19, 2017 2.3k views
Apache Ubuntu 16.04

I need help to connect my domain to my droplet:

I have installed apache on my ubuntu 14.04.2 droplet. Its running fine on

I have a domain pointed to, and
I made the change 12 hours ago

I have followed this tutorial without any luck:

In /etc/apache2/sites-enabled I have the following:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/skovstedconsulting/html
ErrorLog ${APACHELOGDIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHELOGDIR}/access.log combined

and in /var/www/skovstedconsulting/html i have a file index.html

Now I should see my index.html when looking at, but I can't load the page.

Any help or hints would be very much appreciated.

Best regards Kresten

1 Answer
hansen July 19, 2017
Accepted Answer

Hi @krestensb

I can see that your domain is using the DigitalOcean name servers, so far so good, but it doesn't seem like you've created A record pointing to your droplet's IP address.

Go to and add your domain, and create an A record for @ pointing to your droplet's IP and then create a CNAME record for www pointing to

Your Apache configuration looks correct, so let's ignore that until the DNS is done.

For a more detailed DNS tutorial with a few pictures:

  • Hi @Hansen, Thank you for the answer!

    Now it looks like this:

    A directs to 3600
    CNAME is an alias of 43200 directs to 1800 directs to 1800 directs to 1800

    Still no effect, but I expect I should wait some hours for the change to take effect?

    • @krestensb

      I'm seeing this now: Velkommen til Skovsted Consulting

      So it might just be your local DNS cache in your browser, computer or router.
      Try rebooting your computer - otherwise just wait an hour.

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