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How to point GoDaddy Host to a droplet?

Hello,

Currently I have a GoDaddy Domain and corresponding Hosting Service. I was hoping that I could simply drop the hosting service and point the Domain/DNS over to a python provider like DigitalOcean. In GoDaddy’s DNS settings, it allows me to point my URL to an IP. When I create a droplet, does it get assigned an IP that I can simply tell GoDaddy to point to, or is it more complicated?

Thanks and regards,

Matthew Moisen


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Yes,

Your droplet will have a IPv4 address and a IPv6 address if you enable it.

You then point your A and AAAA records to the IPv4 / IPv6 addresses of your DO server.

Just install a webserver on port 80 ( apache for example ) and enable it through the server firewall. Then thats it.

For example: If you had Centos7…

su - (password) yum -y update yum -y install httpd php perl python etc… chkconfig httpd on service httpd start

cd /var/www/html

add your .html .php etc files here, Done…