Question

Point a Subdomain of the main domain to a secondary droplet

  • Posted July 21, 2014

Hi there,

I have to droplets:

dataforgood.co (95.85.51.69) prep.dataforgood.co (146.185.189.143)

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

BUT, I don’ know how to configure the DNS to point the subdomain “prep.dataforgood.co” to the droplet “prep.dataforgood.co” with IP: 146.185.189.143

I created an A record “prep.dataforgood.co -> 146.185.189.143” and a CNAME record “prep -> prep.dataforgood.co” 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, Vicens.

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

prep IN A 146.185.189.143

Check out this article for more info:

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