How to forward domain to with NS at Digital Ocean?

Running wordpress Ubuntu, installed via Serverpilot (nginx reverse proxy apache)

I have 2 domains, NS are with DO, NS with another host, but pointing to DO servers. I need to point to domain2,

I added both domains via serverpilot, so both domain1 & domain2 show the same exact website, and each domain can be used to access the site.

I think I may have set this up a little wonky, but I can’t figure out how to get domain1 to show domain 2 site.

Thanks in advance, and if I missed anything or my explanation doesn’t make any sense let me now.

Thank yoU!

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So if anyone else is having this problem it can be fixed real easy via editing the wp-config.php file

I did what @jarland had said, but it was causing all sorts of redirects. Serverpilot creates SP_REQUEST_URL for site url and home. So all I had to do was change that to the domain I wanted the website to show,, and now both and both show -

Hope it helps someone else!

Thank you Jarland, so I think this is working, the problem I came across is that I am currently running wordpress, so there are some htaccess items listed already. I tried to add this to the current htaccess, it gave me an error with too many redirects. Then I created just this file and I think it worked, but I fear I may be missing some of the needed listed items in the htaccess file below? I tried to arrange some of them, but my knowledge on what the wordpress htaccess file is doing is a bit limited.

BEGIN WordPress

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] </IfModule>

END WordPress

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February 5, 2019

Hey friend,

Given that your setup is Apache reverse proxied by Nginx, this may actually be quite easy. At least, I’m hoping it is. Try creating a “.htaccess” file in the document root for domain1 with this in it:

RewriteEngine ON
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://domain2.tld/$1 [R=301,L]

Replace “domain2.tld” with your domain, and adjust the https if you do not use SSL. If you already have a .htaccess there, rename it to something like “.htaccess.old” to keep it but get it out of the way.


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