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I have a domain with squarespace, how do I link to digital ocean droplet, please assist


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alexdo
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December 7, 2023

Heya, @mohammedikhan

On top of what’s already mentioned, keep in mind that the DNS will take some time in order to update. In most cases, the full propagation time is around 48 hours due to the DNS cache from ISPs.

You can use our DNS lookup tool to make sure the DNS records are correct:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/dns

Hope that this helps!

KFSys
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December 7, 2023

Heya @mohammedikhan,

First, you need to point your Domain to your DigitalOcean droplet. There are two ways to go about this.

  • Don’t change your Nameservers but only your root and www A records to point to your DigitalOcean Droplet’s IP address
  • Change your Nameservers to DigitalOcean ones and manage your DNS from your control panel.

If you have any other DNS records, I recommend keep using Squarespace to manage your DNS.

If you don’t have any DNS records at the moment, then I recommend using DigitalOcean’s Nameservers and managing your Domain here. That way you’ll have your Droplet and Domain’s DNS management in the same place. To do that just check this article:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/how-to/

Now, let’s assume you’ve added your A record and your Domain is now pointing to your Droplet. What you want to do is I would assume make it work from there. For that can you give me more information on what you are using, are you using Apache, Nginx or something else for a WebService?

If you don’t know what that is, let me know what your end goal is and I’ll assist you further. Example: ‘I want to host a WordPress website’

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