Connecting Domain to the Server

The domain is now ready to be linked to the server's IP address. To create a DNS record, login into your Google Domains account.

On the left menu, select DNS and scroll to Custom resource records.

Create the following entry:

Name: @
Type: A
IP address: ip of your server.

The process may take a while; however, judging from experience you should be able to browse to your domain within a few minutes.

Test by entering your domain into a browser. You should see the Welcome to nginx! page.

Next: Deploying the Application