Why isn't my site available via the www prefix?

July 28, 2013 23.2k views
mydomain.com works great - but www.mydomain.com doesn't (I get server not found error).
7 Answers
goto : DNS -> SELECT DOMAIN -> ADD RECORD -> Select record type "A"

hostname : www
IP Adress : your droplets IP
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  • I was looking everywhere on Google for about an hour to find a solution to the same issue on AWS and found this post. Did exactly as stated and it worked as a charm. Kudos +++++

  • I already have A record but it is not working. what else could prevent my site redirecting to my API? thank you for your reply.

Worked for me thanks @mail189778

Are you trying to force the use of the www subdomain or do you simply want your site to be accessible via the www subdomain?
thanks guys those a record instructions above worked. thanks!

A Record updated as mail189778 said its works, Thanks

Even after 5 years, when I run into the same issue, mail189778's help still works! DigitalOcean should put it to documents.

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