How do I make sub.domain.tld be domain.tld:port?

Posted February 22, 2020 903 views

I installed Droppy ( on an Ubuntu 19.04 droplet and it runs on port 8989 when I run “droppy -d start”. I want to access Droppy with instead of I used nginx reverse proxy before but the website doesn’t really work, the content loads but it doesn’t respond when I try to sign in. This has also happened with every single web-based proxy, it won’t let me sign into pages, I think it has something to do with traffic but I don’t really know about this. How would I access this port through the sub domain without breaking the website?

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Hello, @usernameunlocked

Could you please let us know if you’ve pointed the subdomain to the droplet as well? Keep in mind that the DNS changes might take up to 48 hours in order to fully update. The DNS propagation usually happens a lot faster, but it will still take some few hours.

Let me know how it goes.


  • I’ve already added an A record that redirects to the droplet and i’ve had this domain for quite a long time, as I said, the page does load, it just doesn’t do anything when I try to sign in inside the page. This has something to do with using a proxy because no popular web-based http proxy lets me sign in into any online account. I am confused on why proxies have this problem.