Can't connect to localhost - Nginx, times out

The system is working well, available fine from the outside. According to netstat, Nginx is listening on, but when try to connect to the server from itself (i.e. wget localhost or wget it times out.

This is a problem because there is a WordPress installation on the box which isn’t able to run cron jobs - when it tries to connect to itself it times out.

Anybody have any ideas? Thanks I really appreciate your help.

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After some research it looks like the loopback device is not configured on boot. Here is a link I found which helped solve this issue for me in case anyone else has the same problem.