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How do I connect my droplet to my domain?

I know this should be a no-brainer but I need a little help.

I have the domain www.cfust.com (registered through godaddy) and I’ve changed the nameservers to digital ocean’s (DS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM, … etc) but my site can’t be found in browsers and I can’t access the digital ocean server with my username and password (root / ********) with my ftp (FileZilla)

What am I to do?

I have a droplet (cfust.com) with a ip address 162.243.130.240

Also I got a zone file that looks like this

$TTL 1800 @ IN SOA NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. hostmaster.cfust.com. ( 1400455440 ; last update: 2014-05-18 23:24:00 UTC 3600 ; refresh 900 ; retry 1209600 ; expire 1800 ; ttl ) IN NS NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. @ IN A 162.243.130.240

How to I make it so I can access cfust.com with a browser and ftp


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Hey Chris, <br> <br>I can ping your domain and get the right IP. So I don’t think the issue is with DNS: <br> <br><pre> <br>root@trusty-test:~# ping cfust.com <br>PING cfust.com (162.243.130.240) 56(84) bytes of data. <br>64 bytes from cfust.com (162.243.130.240): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=81.9 ms <br></pre> <br> <br>Running <code>nmap cfust.com</code> show that the only open port is 22. Do you have a firewall set up? Port 80 isn’t open.

Hey thanks for being very patient with me. I really appreciate it <br> <br>I have an A record of @ 162.243.130.240 set up <br> <br>Digital Ocean says I have an image of Ubuntu 14.04 x64 running on the droplet. <br> <br>I’ve tried doing whois queries on cfust.com and it doesn’t give me an IP <br> <br>Unfortunately its still not working. <br> <br>As far as I know it seems like everything should be set up but there’s a disconnect between the domain name and the digital servers (I double checked the nameservers and their pointing to digital ocean).

You need to add an A record for your domain that points to the droplet IP and then install a webserver on the droplet and configure the vhost. <br> <br>Checkout https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-configure-the-nginx-web-server-on-a-virtual-private-server