Can't navigate to my droplets IP

Posted July 25, 2014 3.4k views

Okay managed to SSH to my droplet and upon doing so I get a list of instructions. ....

To finish installing Wordpress, navigate to your droplet’s IP: and use credentials from below.

When I type in the ip address I get.....


You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Why on earth am I getting this????

Am unsure about the next bit as well....

Make sure to specify hostname from DO panel to your droplet before creating it (for example: '' or '')

I believe I did this when I set up the droplet a few weeks ago:
droplet name:

No idea what this is all about, haven’t got this far:
Server will also respond to its IP address, so if you finish installation from http://IP then
you will need to change hostname from Wordpress Settings later (from http://IP to http://hostname)

So frustrating!!

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Hi, when you get a Forbidden HTTP answer it means that you are trying to access files which are not open to general public.
I recommend to check the file permission using ls -l and to modify them using something like CHMOD * 777 which will grant access to all files on the folder.
If you need something don’t hesitate to ask