How do I create a text wrapper for the server ip when using ssh?

September 29, 2015 1.6k views
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At my school, when we ssh into their server, it's something like [student_id] How do I do this with my Digital Ocean droplet (so I don't have to pull out the server ip every time because it's hard to remember)?

1 Answer

You'll need to register a domain name via a registrar (such as Namecheap, iWantMyName, Hover, etc.) and then point it to your droplet.

Once you've purchased a domain name, here's what you need to do:

  1. Point the name servers to DigitalOcean's: How to Point to DigitalOcean Nameservers From Common Domain Registrars.
  2. Set up the necessary DNS records: How To Set Up a Host Name with DigitalOcean

    In your case, a @ A record is enough:

by Josh Barnett
by Kathleen Juell
DNS is the naming system that is used to bind a domain name to a web server. In this guide, we will change the nameservers for a domain that we have registered and point it to a DigitalOcean Droplet.
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