Question

Unable to point domain to IP

Posted March 13, 2018 5k views
Nginx DNS Django Deployment Ubuntu 16.04

I’m having issues pointing my domain to my IP.

My django app is deployed at : http://159.203.117.240/ without an issue, but I cannot point a domain I bought: magnacreativelabs.club to the IP.

My Domain has a custom DNS of:
ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

And my DNS configuration in DigitalOcean looks like:

A *.magnacreativelabs.club directs to 159.203.117.240
A magnacreativelabs.club directs to 159.203.117.240
A www.magnacreativelabs.club directs to 159.203.117.240

NS magnacreativelabs.club directs to ns3.digitalocean.com
NS magnacreativelabs.club directs to ns1.digitalocean.com.
NS magnacreativelabs.club directs to ns2.digitalocean.com.

Even further:

my /etc/sites-available/MYAPP looks like:

server {

listen 80;
server_name magnacreativelabs.club;

location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
location /static/ {
    root /home/michael/magna/magna/magna;
}

location / {
    include proxy_params;
    # proxy_pass http://159.203.117.240;
    proxy_pass http://unix:/home/michael/magna/magna/magna.sock;
}

}

and /etc/sites-available/default looks like:

server {
listen 80 defaultserver;
listen [::]:80 default
server;

    root /var/www/html;

    index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

    server_name _;

    location / {
            try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
    }

}

Any help would be appreciated!

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2 answers

Real issue maybe your sites-enabled not symlinked. Run this on terminal:

  • sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/*.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

Nginx uses two separate folders, only confs in sites-enabled run.

You only need one A and a CNAME record to make it work.

  • Keep only this A record: A magnacreativelabs.club directs to 159.203.117.240 removing other A’s.
  • Add a CNAME named www pointing to @
  • nginx server_name .magnacreativelabs.club;

I have issues pointing my droplet to cloudflare. Would be great if someone can help me!
Thanks

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