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I think I mess up the somewhere, url not pointing to my droplet.

  • Posted February 24, 2015

Hi I setup a wordpress droplet. I made a new dns record and I add the name servers at my domain name provider (namecheap). I also add the records for my mails, which are hosted at namecheap too. It’s been more then 12 hours now and the domain name still point to my older website.

I did a test at http://propagatedyet.com/, and it says that it is propagated to my droplet ip.

When i Whois the domain name, it shows the ns from digital ocean but when I ping the url, it still shows the ip from my previous hosting.

What did I made wrong?

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a traceroute takes me to digital ocean, when I load http://104.236.198.52/ it shows your site, my guess is that it’s either a problem with digital ocean’s dns servers or it’s a problem with your DNS records.

No problem. I answered below in french, let me know if you actually speak English natively and I’ll translate.

lamachineaweb.com. Sorry, I completely missed that!

As you can see below, it would be a lot easier if we had the domain name and could actually verify what you’re talking about. Ryan can because he has access to your account, and presumably that’s how he knows you’re trying to host the domain on DigitalOcean and then point to it from NameCheap, but for the rest of us it’s a bit frustrating to have none of the information required to actually help you.


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I think the OP is saying he is using namecheap’s DNS to point to a droplet.

Make sure you don’t have duplicate records. I don’t have experience with your DNS provider, but with myhosting, it is possible to have an A record point to one IP and another identical A record poing to another IP address.

Try accessing the site thru http://127.0.0.1/wordpress Where ‘127.0.0.1’ would be the ip address of your droplet, and wordpress would be directory of your wordpress install.

Also, try doing an nslookup to make sure the host is pointing toward the right IP. The syntax is: nslookup hostname.com

I know your said you did a propagate and it said the ip matched your droplet, but I would just verify.

You can then log into your DO control panel and verify the IP address of your droplet.

If the name is pointing to the right IP, I would try clearning your dns cache. If you use Chrome, it’s dns cache is particularily stubborn. Go to the following address

chrome://net-internals/#dns

then select clear host cache. Close the browser, and try accessing your droplet.

A whois on your domain name indicates that it is not pointed to the DigitalOcean DNS servers:

Name Server: ns.123-reg.co.uk Name Server: ns2.123-reg.co.uk

I would check with your registrar to ensure the change is in place.

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Hi ryanpq, thank you for the fast answer. Can you tell me where you got this because when I look at http://whois.domaintools.com/lamachineaweb.com, it shows this: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM