How to get my domain name to resolve to my WordPress install?

  • Posted July 10, 2013

I created a droplet using the default Wordpress on Ubuntu 12.10.

When the droplet was created I was given an ip address for the droplet.

I then went into godaddy and assigned the digitalocean dns servers to my domain name and they now resolve properly.

The problem: For some reason when I type in my domain name it takes me to my server ‘It works’ page instead of my WordPress install.

When I type in my digital ocean ip address I am taken to the WordPress install just fine.

So what do I change and where, to make it so that my domain name will resolve over to my WordPress install instead of the ‘It Works’ Ubuntu page?


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Adroidpimp, please follow these instructions for properly creating a Wordpress droplet: <br> <br>You have to either: <br> <br>1) destroy and recreate your droplet <br>or 2) edit /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/filename (where filename is the other file that is not called 000-default).

Apache 2.0

@Adroidpimp, <br> <br>What web server are you using?

Ok having the same issue but i rebooted already and issue is still present

It could be a DNS propagation issue, as DNS usually takes a few hours to propagate across the world.

well I stopped the server and restarted it and sure enough, now it works. Go figure…