Question

Need to point subdomain to different droplet

Problem: i have root domain, lets say “example.com” pointing to loadbalancer which further points to one of my web server droplet.

Now i want sub domain, lets say “abc.example.com” to point to different droplet which is not under loadbalancer.

What i did: Under domain name “example.com” i added A record, with hostname “abc” and in will direct to field i added “ip address of the droplet which is not under loadbalancer”. Doing this my hostname “abc.example.com” is not resolved. tried doing ping, returned no ping and tried dig it does not have answer.

Is there any way i can do this?


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Hi @blooms,

What you’ve done is exactly right and perfect. You do need to wait some time for the DNS to start propagating. It can take up to 24 hours however it’s usually a lot faster!

Now, one thing to check is your Nameservers and if they are pointing to where you are managing your DNS. That’s it, if that’s alright, then you are good to go.