Digital Ocean DNS for Subdomain (Not Multisite) w/ LetsEncrypt

Tried a bunch of different settings with A and CNAME records and haven’t struck gold yet.

Just wondering if somebody can give me a solid example of what DNS records should look like to get LE and multiple subdomains working.


It should be as simple as creating your A records pointing to your DO droplet’s IP, waiting for the DNS changes to propagate (key point here, this can take up to 48 hours), adding the subdomains to group_vars/production/wordpress_sites.yml and provisioning or reprovisioning your droplet.

What part isn’t working?


I was missing the www.subdomain A record!

Future reference - A Records for Sub Domains & LE require both subdomain & www.subdomain to be added.

I have not found this to be true, but I’m glad you were able to solve your problem.

For clarity, you’re saying you added…


You added these both to your DNS host and to Trellis?

Who is your DNS host if you don’t mind my asking?

That’s right mate.

That being said my group_vars are like this which to me makes sense that the A Records would have to be like that.

  - canonical:   
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