Apache configuration not serving content

I was following this tutorial on connecting domains and setting up Apache virtual hosts. However, when I try to reach my domain, I get ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE. I’ve tried a few fixes after searching around including altering the apache2.conf <Directory> blocks “AllowOverride” settings and adding my own to the domain name .conf file.

My configuration looks as follows:

<VirtualHost *:80>
	DocumentRoot /var/www/
	ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
	CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

The directory settings I tried (inside said file) were:

	<Directory /var/www/>
	  Options FollowSymLinks
	  AllowOverride All
	  Require all granted

There is a basic index.html file inside /var/www/ I’ve set up an A record for bot @ and www pointing to my Droplet IP Adress. I can ping the site and get a response from the droplet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I do not know what I’m doing wrong as most information for setting this up is nearly identical to the Digital Ocean tutorial.


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Hello, @skasolutions

Could you please clarify if you’re still experiencing the issue? At the moment the website is loading just fine tested from my end. The site is serving a default WordPress page.

Regards, Alex