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

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, 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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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 Where ‘’ 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

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


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: Name Server:

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

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