Question

Custom domain resolves to ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Hello,

So I have a droplet set up with MERN application. It resolves fine at the ip address.

Nameservers on gandi are set to… ns1.digitalocean.com ns2.digitalocean.com ns3.digitalocean.com

On DO networking tab

A turnup.dev directs to 159.223.164.198 CNAME www.turnup.dev is an alias of turnup.dev. following 3 NS

when these 2 address are pinged in console they both resolve…

Pinging turnup.dev [159.223.164.198] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 159.223.164.198: bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=47

Its been about almost week, more then enough time for the DNS to prop, and I have cleared my browser cache multiple times

Still when the address is entered in the brows I receive. ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I’ve done very little with the NGINX webserver as this is my first application to be hosted on a VPS, I’m a new developer and have used Heroku up until now. Something to do with the port? Regardless not sure how to proceed, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

baberMatt

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Accepted Answer

Hi @mbaber1142,

In the DNS department, all looks okay.

Let’s turn our attention to Nginx. Have you actually configured your Nginx and is your Domain configured and enabled there? I think the issue might just be there as the Droplet can’t server the Domain to it just not being enabled.

Check this tutorial on STEP 5 and see if you’ve done this:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-nginx-on-ubuntu-20-04