Can't navigate to my droplets IP

  • Posted July 25, 2014

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: hostname:

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