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Setting up a DNS record as a first timer

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#1 ranvo


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:13 AM

I just hosted a WordPress site on DigitalOcean and all I had, initially, was an IP address which I used to enter into the URL bar to view and administer my WordPress site.
Things, however, got ugly soon as I bought a domain name from GoDaddy and realized I know nothing about how it works. Several google searches later, I am here hoping the community might point me in the right direction. So here's my situation.
1. When I enter the domain name into the address bar my website opens up just fine.
2. When I click on a post, the URL stays the same as before instead of changing to mydomain.com/the_permalink
3. Whenever I try to click on the customize option or edit post option (when visiting mydomain.com), it just doesn't load up. However, it works just fine when doing the same thing via entering the ip address into the address bar
4. Last but not the least, setting up Website URL on WordPress to mydomain.com just breaks the website in a weird way and makes me restore a previous snapshot of the entire system.
I know, it's too lengthy and probably too silly, but any help would be much appreciated, if you do go through this excruciatingly long post.

Edited by ranvo, 20 June 2017 - 08:19 AM.

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#2 arlattimor


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:56 AM

So let me make sure that I understand. You have a Wordpress website being hosted by DigitalOcean is that correct. But you have the Domain Registered with Godaddy is that right? This my Young Jedi Apprentice is an easy fix. You need to add DigitalOcean DNS Servers IP Addresses. In the DNS Management Section of your Registered Domain Name with Godaddy. Then your website will begin to resolve within 15 minutes. Let me know if you need help with this. 

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#3 managel


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:40 AM

Is your .htaccess setup correctly?

Edited by managel, 30 September 2017 - 04:41 AM.

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