How to point GoDaddy Host to a droplet?

February 10, 2015 3.4k views


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

1 Answer


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 -
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..

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