My domain gets redirected to an older one, no matter what I do

I am trying to set up a simple website, like I’ve done a dozen times, with no problems. Initially, I created a subdomain of my own domain,, pointed it to a folder under /var/www and it worked fine. Later, I bought the real domain, the one I intend to use for this website, replaced it in the apache configuration, and deleted the old subdomain. Now whenever I go to, it gets redirected to, no matter what I do. I deleted the apache configuration, deleted the files under the /var/www folder (in case the .htaccess or any other file did any tricks), deleted the domain configuration on the digitalocean panel, it still redirects without fail. What is happening here? This is beyond frustrating.

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Bobby Iliev
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March 17, 2021
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Hi there,

In case that you are using a CMS like WordPress, you need to make sure that you’ve updated the site and the home URLs to the new domain name and also it is a good idea to update all references in your database from the old domain to the new one.

Also if you have a caching plugin, make sure to delete all caches.

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Bobby

Thanks, Bobby. This seems to be exactly the case!

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