Question

Can't access to server with IP adress

Hello Digital ocean community.

As i was following through the tutorial https://h-educate.com/free-smtp-server-postal/ to install postal in the droplet I just bought from digital ocean it looks like I cannot access my droplet via its IP address. After successful step-by-step installation, when I reach https://142.93.193.114/ I have the message that says " this site can’t provide with secure connection ". I wanna say first that I am rather new to it and it has been a few days I am trying different tutorials to install the necessary programs onto a droplet but so far I haven’t been successful and this error message I mentioned above has been prevalent over all the installations I have set up. If someone more knowledgeable than me can enlighten me with where could be the problem coming from I would gladly appreciate the help.


Submit an answer
Answer a question...

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

KFSys
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
September 10, 2022

Hi @gregsalmon,

You can never have a secure connection over an IP address. In order to use HTTPS, you’ll need to configure a domain on your Droplet that has SSL installed on it.

Try to access your Droplet with HTTP and it should work as expected.