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How can I point a Droplet to a subdirectory?

I recently purchased a Digital Ocean Droplet and need to connect it to a domain. I have a landing page available at example.com, but I want my frontend to send requests to the server that go to routes like example.com/api/something.

When I try and connect my domain to my Droplet it gives some DNS records to add, but it says my hostname is example.com. This isn’t going to make it so that my existing frontend can’t be accessed at example.com, right? Also, my backend is built in express/node.js, so does doing something like router.get(“/api/something”); automatically create that subdirectory, or do I have to explicitly create it?


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Hi @developersray,

Depending on what you are using - Apache/Nginx and additionally, Django, Laravel, etc. you’ll need to configure that there.

What I’ll recommend is to either post what you plan to use here or give it a bit more research on the web on how to setup it.