litespeed wordpress domain

I have a question regarding the openlitespeed wordpress droplet. I am planning to use it for an api. ie:

I got this far:

  • I setup the subdomain that routes to my droplet – the dns is outside of DO, so I have an A-record pointing to the droplet’s IP.
  • The subdomain is setup within the DO dashboard.
  • I setup listeners and vhosts inside ols admin.
  • The certbot --webroot verification went through using the subdomain


When I visit the subdomain in the browser, the website is displayed but not under the desired url. Instead, it is forwarded to the naked IP address at which point the installed certificate fails. The cert is issued for the subdomain and not the ip address.

How can I keep the subdomain in the url bar?

Thank You

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Accepted Answer

Ooops! The wordpress install had the raw ip set in the site_home and site_url fields. Everything was working as intended but wordpress was redirecting back to the ip.

You probably haven’t mapped the api virtual hosts + domain to the listener.

Let us know if it works or not.

Best, Eric