Point a Subdomain of the main domain to a secondary droplet

Posted July 21, 2014 3.1k views

Hi there,

I have to droplets: ( (

and I have a domain “” which is managed by digital ocean’s DNS to resolve the domain name to the main drolet its working fine.

BUT, I don’ know how to configure the DNS to point the subdomain “” to the droplet “” with IP:

I created an A record “ ->” and a CNAME record “prep ->” but no results.

the server nevertheless is reachable by IP directly in the browser, so the web server is responding.

it’s a DNS issue or I am missing some configuration in my droplet (maybe BIND?) ?

Thanks a lot for your help,

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All you need in this case is the A record pointing from prep to the IP address:

prep IN A

Check out this article for more info:

How To Set Up and Test DNS Subdomains with DigitalOcean’s DNS Panel