Which one should I follow for DNS?Create a Virtual Host or update the zone file

I am newbie for host configuration. I trying to set up my website in ubunto In this one they said, I should create the Virtual host and this one said I need to update the zone file

Which one should I follow? I doing both, it gave me the loop back error.

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Can you post the error you get when you do both?

While DNS is a way of telling the rest of the world that what is the IP address where your wordpress site is hosted, a virtual host is the way to tell the incoming request that where from your server’s directory structure the site is hosted. <br> <br>From the information that you have given, you need both.