Cannot see default Nginx landing page on droplet

I am trying to do a simple nginx setup on my DO droplet.

Following this tutorial :

However after the installation when i check for running status using systemctl status nginx I get no issues: Screenshot

However, when i try to access the server using browser http://ip_address i get no default nginx landing page(as mentioned in the post). I only see cannot GET \ and 404 not found in network window.

What could be the issue here?

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We had the issue, that we used the DO firewall and needed to add a rule “HTTP” on both inbound and outbound - after adding HTTP rules it worked. Before we also forgot through using Putty to select our new username instead of root via Putty>Connection>Data>Auto-login name. That got us some errors.

Hi sir,maybe you can try this command

apt -y install nginx



And your screenshot URL is wrong,the proper one is this. You forgot to add a : in it.