how to redirect public ip to another public ip?

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April 4, 2024

Heya, @9cf6c12952c448868e20a91a0d8b77

As mentioned this can happen in your webserver of choice - Apache or Nginx.

Additionally if you’re using CloudFlare you can use the website redirect there. Have in mind that this works for a domain name and not with the droplet IP itself. I’m mentioning it as an additional option.


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April 1, 2024

You can use your Droplet’s Webserivce Apache/Nginx to do the redirect

1. Web Server Redirection (HTTP/S Level)

If you can set up a web server on the original server (where the current IP points to), you can configure it to redirect traffic to the new server. This only works for web traffic (HTTP/HTTPS), not for other protocols.

  • Apache: Use .htaccess with a redirect rule.
  • Nginx: Use a server block with a redirect directive.

Here is an example for Nginx:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name _;

    return 301 http://new-server-ip$request_uri;

Replace new-server-ip with the IP address of your new server. Note that this method will not preserve the original IP in the address bar of a browser.

Bobby Iliev
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April 1, 2024

Hi there,

To redirect a public IP to another public IP, you can use Nginx for example.

You can start by following the steps here on how to install Nginx:

Once Nginx is installed, you’ll need to configure it to perform the redirection:

  1. Create a new Nginx configuration file for your redirection in the /etc/nginx/sites-available directory. You can create a new file here, such as redirect.conf, with the following command:
sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/redirect.conf
  1. Edit the configuration file with the following content, replacing old_ip with the public IP or domain you want to redirect from, and new_ip with the destination public IP or domain.
server {
    listen 80;
    server_name old_ip;

    location / {
        return 301 http://new_ip$request_uri;

This configuration listens for HTTP traffic on the old IP and redirects all requests to the new IP.

  1. Enable the configuration by creating a symbolic link to the sites-enabled directory:
sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/redirect.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/
  1. Test the Nginx configuration for syntax errors:
sudo nginx -t
  1. Reload Nginx to apply the changes:
sudo systemctl reload nginx

Now, any requests made to the old IP should be redirected to the new IP.

Essentially the old IP in this case, will be the IP address of your existing Droplet.

Feel free to share more information about the exact setup that you are trying to achieve and I will be happy to advise you further!



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