The domain name showing the ip adress instead of the domain

  • Posted September 11, 2014

I am trying to figure out what happens and my domain showing the ip adress. I point the ip adress on the server configuration the website showing fine but as a url showing the ip adress. Any ideas how to solve that issue?


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Thanks for that @plouie21 - just to mention that the General settings bit is within wordpress, I thought you meant that this was within the digitalocean control panel.

A little late but found a simple fix to this…

After getting all your cname/aliases set up, you would go to General settings->change “Site Address (URL)” to whatever your domain is. By default, it will list your site’s IP address.

Tested on Wordpress with Ubuntu 16.04

Thanks for your response with this clarification. I had the same problem, and this saved me several hours of debugging time!

Whats your domain? Did you change the nameservers with your registrar to point to DO? And did you added the domain in the DO panel?