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Cannot get domain name to point to my Digital Ocean Wordpress IP Address

I’m having a problem pointing my digital ocean Wordpress droplet to a domain name I have. I’ve already been through this tutorial https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean and at the moment:

test.dumontocdhelp.com , www.dumontocdhelp.com , or anything else before .dumontocdhelp.com will redirect to my droplet’s ip address [ http://45.55.244.247 ].

However If I try dumontocdhelp.com i get redirected to https://dumontocdhelp.com/ which gives me an error page that says

This site can’t be reached dumontocdhelp.com refused to connect.

Not sure if it has something to do with the https, any help would be great.

** Also yes I did make an A record to also connect my IP to a domain name with nothing before it for dumontocdhelp.com *

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Hi! I’m able to load your website using https://dumontocdhelp.com/—have you managed to fix the issue?

no, but I simply destroyed my droplet and used somewhere else to host the site because I was in a time crunch, still have no idea how to fix the problem.


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Unless you have set up SSL in your web server to listen to port 443 and added or generated a valid SSL certificate you will not be able to access your droplet using https.

If you configured WordPress using the https address it will attempt to redirect all requests it receives to the configured hostname.