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How do I SSH into a droplet with my domain name instead of the IP address

I asked for help on this on the most similar question in the forum, but no luck yet…

I want to SSH into my droplet using the domain name that I have set up instead of the the IP address of the droplet.

I don’t have a complicated set up - just LAMP Ubuntu 14.04, but I do have CloudFlare set up managing the name servers for the domain.

If anyone can tell me if this is possible and the steps required to get it working, I’d be very grateful :)

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From a security perspective having subdomains that route around CloudFlare is a really bad idea.

You’re far better off setting an SSH config file that allows you to connect to a given host using a custom alias whilst also being able to add additional configuration.

you would have to add www.yourdomain.com in /etc/hosts of the server(or client) you use ssh from.