How do I set OVH domain to point at my Digital Ocean Droplets?

Hi there,

newbie messing up with OVH Domain name and Digital Ocean VPS:

I’m reading guides and tutorials but I can’t find the best way to have my domain on OVH pointing at my Droplet on Digital Ocean (eg. what DNS to use OVH or DO, how to set ipv4 etc.)

Since I’m not having a clear answer from them I want to ask, in case someone already went through the process.


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Hello, do you have any news on this topic, I also have problems with connecting a domain hosted by ( and digital ocean. It worked till now fine but for a few days, I get a 404 error.

I never worked with ovh and I am not sure about it.


Hi Bobby,

thank you for your kind and precise answer. I did follow all the steps and I’m waiting for the changes to propagate, hopefully everything will go smooth.

Just a small question: How do I have to change “DNS Zone” in OVH? Currently it is set like this to and if I delete the entry, OVH warns me it will delete the domain



What I could suggest is to first add your domain name to your DigitalOcean account, here’s a step by step guide on how to do that:

  • Then you have to change the NameServers of your domain name via your OVH control panel, you can follow the steps here:

  • The nameservers that you have to use are:
  • Then once you have all that setup you can edit your DNS records via your DigitalOcean control panel, here’s a guide that you could follow:

In order to point your domain to your droplet, you need to set your A record to point to your droplet’s IP address.

Note that it could take up to 48 hours for the DNS cache to clear over the globe before you could see your new DNS settings.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby