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How to point subdomain to Droplet?

Apologies for this being the millionth question about this topic, however I’m still struggling to understand my issue even after looking over many of them!

I have an app deployed to Netlify (gearcloset.io). I have purchased the domain from Namecheap. I also want to deploy a Discourse app to DigitalOcean at the url forums.gearcloset.io.

Currently when I visit the forums url, I receive a “Not Secure” message as well as an error:

Not Found - Request ID: 01G556NQZSCTM4DVHBK6TDGRAZ

I think I’m very close, I’m just getting extremely confused knowing what records to put where! Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide.


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Hi @jimmiejackson,

Depending on where your DNS is being managed, you need to create an A record for your subdomain forums.gearcloset.io and point it to your Droplet’s IP address. Here is a Docs Page on how you can achieve that :

https://docs.digitalocean.com/tutorials/dns-registrars/

After you’ve pointed your subdomain to your Droplet, you can install Discourse and do whatever you need with it. Here is a tutorial you can follow for the installation:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorial_collections/how-to-install-discourse