Pointing subdomain to another droplet

Posted June 16, 2017 2.6k views

I have multiple subdomains (,, in one droplet (IP1). I would like to point a new subdomain ( to a new droplet. I have created an A and CNAME pointing to the new droplet (IP2). When I go to the IP2 on browser, everything works fine, when I ping the, I get the IP2 as expected. However, when I go to, “this site can’t be reached”

Here is the domain name settings:


Notes: the other subdmonains (,, are defined in the NGINX configs in IP2. and they are all redirected to HTTPS (I am using Let'sencrypt).

What am I doing wrong?

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Hi @makoamena

My guess would be that it’s just browser cache, which is playing a trick. Try restarting your browser - that clears everything up or visit via incognito, but in some cases it doesn’t fix DNS cache issues.

When I go to (before you masked it), I see your domain name written in big letters - and when I visit the the IP address, I see it’s running on Fedora.
So to me, everything looks okay.

I am also having the same problem. is this issue is resolved ? @makoamena