I think, you need to purchase a domain name first if you don’t have one.
If you have one domain name purchased already then input it there i.e example.com ( Your own domain )
FYI: Please make sure, you have added the ip address of the digital ocean server there at the A record of your domain’s DNS settings. So your domain will point to the Discourse Server ( Digital Ocean Server ).
fyi, you can also get guidance from your domain provider. Support should be happy to guide you through the process since you paid them. At least, this is the case with providers like Namecheap and Gandi, etc.
is basically the hostname that discourse ask you to provide it in the bottom of the page before starting the installation in the terminal. in my case i put forum.example.com
i finished installation now and terminal said i should continue installation on the website, i tried to go to my website link its redirecting me to name a page saying this domain was recently purchased from name cheap
Root domain i.e example.com or subdomain i.e forum.example.com both are fine. You can write any of the one. Just discuss with DNS provider and he will tell you the way to input Server IP address to A Record of domain name or subdomain. It’s simple to fix
i have setup these name servers in my domain, is that the only thing i have to do ? name cheap support asked me to ask digital ocean if it is possible to connect the domain name with their service with the help of host records.
when im visiting my website im still having the same page redirected to name cheap saying this domain was purchased
That was not mandatory to map your DNS Name Servers to Digital Ocean. You were only require to add the IP address of your Digital Ocean server in the A record of domain. ( I mentioned that in the earlier thread )
Like this: - That was only required to do.
A Record | @ | 18.104.22.168
FYI: 22.214.171.124 is an example IP Adress. There should be simillar public IP address of your server.
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As you now mapped your Domain Name Servers to Digital Ocean, Please go to the control panel of the Digital Ocean. and
Go to Networking > Domains
Add a new domain
Go to Networking and click on your domain name
Create a new A record for the domain. Digital Ocean will provide you the option to select the DROPLET’s IP ( So you don’t need to worry of entering it yourself. )