Webmin Bind DNS Not Working: Probably my fault

This is my first attempt at using BIND DNS and Virtualmin. I have only ever set this up via CPanel.

I want to be able to manage DNS zones for a domain via Virtualmin.

I have pointed (via siteground) my URL at ns1(and ns2 and ns3)

My URL,, resolves to my droplet IP address.

Now, I want to be able to set up subdomains and things from Virtualmin. I added A record * to my droplet IP via Digital Ocean > Networking.

For testing purposes, I made and pointed it at another Droplet. There is a master zone on my webmin UI.

I get no host found via all the internet ping tool. I am assuming that I am doing something wrong.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.


Virtualmin, and other panels like Plesk or cPanel, will configure DNS on the server its installed onto, eg your Droplet. These packages will not work as DigitalOcean DNS configurators - that’s what the DO Cloud panel is for. To use virtualmin or cpanel would mean delegating your domain to your droplet and that is not a typical use case these days. (Don’t do this).

If you go back to the DigitalOcean > Networking panel, you’ll see you can manage all of your DNS records from there - pointing them at Droplets or anything else with an IP address.

Hope this helps and please let us know if you need any further assistance - good luck!