Point a subdomain to a digital ocean droplet

I have my domain registered at registra A, This domain points to cloudflare since cloudflare, and I use cloudflare to manage DNS

I provisioned a server on Digital ocean preinstalled with Passbolt

I added a domain to the droplet, i was given DNS entries to fillout on my subdomain DNS manager(cloudflare in this case)

I have added a A record pointing to digital ocean, and 3 NS records pointing to digital ocean’s name servers i.e.

See digital ocean entries below

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Below are my Dns entries for cloudflare

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As you can see, cloudflare DNS entries match exactly to what i shown on DITIGAL OCEAN but my subdomain isn’t still accessible.

Below is the webserver error i get when accessing my subdomain

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How do i get my subdomain to correctly point to my droplet ?

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April 10, 2024


What I can suggest is to temporary enable the development mode in CloudFlare to check if everything is alright on their end as well.

In the dashboard, near the bottom is an Advanced Actions, select Pause Cloudflare on site and all proxying will be disabled, Cloudflare’s DNS service will point to your host/origin directly.


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April 8, 2024


The DNS configuration looks configured properly!

Are you sure your DigitalOcean Droplet is serving whatever you need to have it serve on your subdomain? It look to me like your configuration on the Droplet itself might not be correct and thus not serving the subdomain.

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