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Is it possible to point a subdirectory to another domain?

I may be asking a stupid question here. But please bear with me.

I have 165.xxx.xx.xxx and DNS A Record value of mydomain.com is set to this IP address.

I have a subfolder /var/www/html/mysub-folder and wondering if it is possible to set a DNS A Record value of this subfolder to another domain name, anotherdomain.com.

Or do I have to use another droplet?

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Hello, @okadashinichi2819

You can host multiple websites on your droplet. You can point another domain’s A record to your droplet and then create the virtual host for the domain name and point it to the subdirectory as per your wish.

If you’re using Apache the following article will help you to create another virtual host:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-18-04

A similar article for Nginx (the version is for Ubuntu 16.04, but the process is relatively the same):

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-nginx-server-blocks-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-16-04

Regards, Alex