Connect to webserver by droplet IP

Could I connect to droplet webserver through droplet IP?

I have created a very simple nodejs web server. When I try to connect to this server through localhost (, I have get right answer. it’s OK. But when I try connect to the server through droplet IP, I have get a timeout error. Ping to droplet IP works fine from my windows workstation.


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Check out if there is any firewall rules preventing web access. Also use netstat to see what addresses:ports are available and listening to connections:

netstat -plnt

Normally you would use nginx or another web server as a reverse proxy. However if you’re set on accessing the app directly, have it listen on instead of