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Subdomain pointing to droplet doesn't work. Direct IP (same as what's in DNS A Name) does.

I have a droplet that I’m trying to point a subdomain to and its not responding properly. I keep getting a “Connection Refused”. I have the A name set on my main hosting DNS as such:

NAME TTL CLASS TYPE RECORD subdomain.mysite.com. 1200 IN A 1.2.3.4

Accessing the IP address directly works as expected. But with the subdomain, nothing. I can’t seem to find anything about what to do.


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Hello,

As a side note to what has already been mentioned, keep in mind that once you change your DNS it could take up to a few hours for the DNS cache to clear over the Globe before you could see the new records.

Best,

Bobby

Hui @Erik,

First thing’s first, what WebService are you using, is it Apache or Nginx?

Secondly, have you configured your subdomain in Apache/Nginx’s? If not, that might be the reason why you are not being able to load it.

Depending on what you are using, you can follow this article to help you out :

Nginx

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-nginx-on-ubuntu-20-04#step-5-setting-up-server-blocks-recommended

Apache

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-the-apache-web-server-on-ubuntu-20-04#step-5-setting-up-virtual-hosts-recommended