ssh with domain name instead of ip of droplet

Can I add my domain name to the droplets /etc/hosts file?

so I can ssh into it with the domain name instead of using the ip: -> ssh

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Hi there, I’m hoping someone can help me. I am trying to access a droplet in the same way described by the OP - ssh via the domain instead of the IP address of the droplet.

I am running LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 in the droplet and I have CloudFlare set up managing my DNS records for the domain.

When I run “ssh” I get the error “ssh: connect to host port 22: No route to host”

I haven’t made any changes to the server since setting up the droplet and I’m (obviously!) not particularly knowledgable with server set up, am I missing something in the basic set up of the server that allows this? Any insight would be appreciated :)

You need to point to the droplet’s IP address with DNS. Adding the domain name to /etc/hosts will not allow other machines on the internet to query for the IP.