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

May 12, 2017 1.5k views
WordPress DigitalOcean One-Click Install Apps DNS Ubuntu 16.04

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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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.

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