curl works but not browser

January 1, 2018 165 views
Deployment Ubuntu 16.04

I created a simple nodejs app on the Digital Ocean server following the instructions from Digital Ocean. The code is

!/usr/bin/env nodejs

var http = require('http');
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
res.end('Hello World\n');
}).listen(8080, '138.68.244.XXX'); //138.68.244.XXX is the IP of my Digital Ocean server
console.log('Server running at http://localhost:8080/');

After I started the app by the command "node hello.js"
I got output --> "Server running at http://localhost:8080/"

I was able to curl the URL->curl http://138.68.244.XXX:8080 to get "Hello World" on the server itself. However, when I tried http://138.68.244.XXX:8080 on a browser, I got "ERRCONNECTIONTIMED_OUT" error.

Please help.

Thank you!

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