Problems when configuring DNS with DigitalOcean service

March 10, 2014 5.1k views
Yesterday, I have set up a host server and migrate my previous wordpress site to the new host. I did this according to How to Migrate WordPress from Shared Hosting to a Cloud Server with Zero Downtime https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-migrate-wordpress-from-shared-hosting-to-a-cloud-server-with-zero-downtime step by step. And then I set up host name with Digital Ocean according to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean My site: imink.net is now still not working. I can ping imink.net, but I can't ping www.imink.net and when I enter dig -t NS imink.net @ns1.digitalocean.com, it returns: ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> -t NS imink.net @ns1.digitalocean.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<
6 Answers
can you post a snapshot of your DND?

look like your DNS configuration is not correct.

it is straight forward and like this:

http://s45.photobucket.com/user/hxt57/media/downsvn-dns_zps0f4f8fd0.jpg.html

check the link and see whether your DNS records match or not...

change only the IP address and your host name
Well, poor editor here.
I put a screen shot about my DNS configuration.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r669/yinan577/ecba64e0-977e-4f38-ae18-b77c2310776b_zps56489070.png

@FMCB, Can you find is there any problems?
please remove the 2nd CName record. you don't need it. give it some time to propagate then check if it works or not.

are you using Apache?
if yes, do you have .htaccess with rules written there?

I hope you didn't misunderstand which one to remove. I meant the * and @ record.
@FMCB, What do you mean having .hataccess with rules written there?
if you run Apache, then there is a file in your root called .htaccess that can control your server in many ways such as adding www. in front of your domain or allow / deny visitors from seeing your site and so on...

as I said, if you have misconfigured rules there, they will cause you some issues.

I just checked your site and it seems fine though!!
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