Why isn't my page loading at my domain?

July 3, 2019 190 views
DigitalOcean DNS Getting Started Initial Server Setup

I’ve just purchased my first domain through Namecheap, and I’m trying to host through DigitalOcean. I’ve redirected the DNS to ns1.digitalocean.com (and the respective ns2 and ns3). All of this was arranged on the 28th of June, it’s now the 2nd of July, so the 48 hour delay has easily been exceeded at this point. Unfortunately, when I load up my domain through any web browser, the page doesn’t load with a report that the server IP address cannot be found. Theoretically, I should be seeing a small test WordPress page.

As I said, I am completely new to this. So I assume that I am missing something, but I don’t know what. Can anyone say what I might be missing?

1 Answer

Hello,

What you need to do is:

  • Get your droplet’s IP address
  • Go to your DNS zone management
  • Update your A record to the IP address of your droplet
  • Add a CNAME record for your www. version to point to your domain

Then give it some time for the DNS cache to clear over the Globe and you would be able to see your site.

Hope that this helps!
Bobby

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