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URL of site showing IP not Domain

I have a wordpress site, hosted on digital ocean with a domain from 1&1. When I type in the domain it correctly goes to the site, but the URL displays the IP not the domain.

I have tried changing the Site Address (URL) in wordpress settings but this seems to leave me in an endless redirect, where the domain redirects to the IP which redirects to the domain etc.

What do I need to do to get a user to see the domain rather than the URL.


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Hello,

Indeed in most cases, this is due to an incorrect Site and Home URLs. I would suggest the following:

  • Change your site and home URLs to your domain name

  • Clear your website cache in case that you are using any caching plugins

  • Check your Apache Vhost for any redirects

  • Check your .htaccess file for any redirects as well

  • Go through your plugins and make sure that there are no redirect plugins installed that could be causing the issue

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby