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DigitalOcean is not redirecting website address to the droplet

After finishing setting up the droplet and website code, I tried to access the website, but all browsers returned 404. I double checked everything to see possible mistakes I made, but everything looks ok.

Entering the droplet IP on the browser returns the nginx default page, meaning that the droplet itself is fine.

Then I concluded that the problem resides in the address redirection process, I’ve deleted the A and AAAA configs and created them again. Still nothing.

DigitalOcean apparently can’t redirect the url request to my droplet.

From what I’ve seen from other questions, some people are having problems related aswell.


ps aux | grep nginx

root      2916  0.0  0.0 141244  7028 ?        Ss   Jul11   0:00 nginx: master process /usr/sbin/nginx -g daemon on; master_process on;
www-data  2943  0.0  0.0 143832  6336 ?        S    Jul11   0:00 nginx: worker process
www-data  2944  0.0  0.0 143832  6336 ?        S    Jul11   0:00 nginx: worker process
www-data  2945  0.0  0.0 143832  6336 ?        S    Jul11   0:00 nginx: worker process
www-data  2946  0.0  0.0 143832  6336 ?        S    Jul11   0:00 nginx: worker process
root      3121  0.0  0.0  14856  1008 pts/1    S+   00:04   0:00 grep --color=auto nginx

website: advicequest.com droplet ip: 67.205.160.73

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I destroyed the droplet and rebuilt everything, setting nginx first and then the website code. It works now.

Hello,

Everything seems to be working just fine but you are redirecting your http traffic to https and it looks like that you have not configured Nginx to listen on port 443. You need to install an SSL certificate, sort out your server block for port 443 and the site will start loading as normal.

You can see the redirect simply by running this curl command

curl -IL advicequest.com

The output that you would get would be something like this:

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: nginx/1.14.0 (Ubuntu)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 04:22:45 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Connection: keep-alive
Location: https://advicequest.com/

curl: (7) Failed to connect to advicequest.com port 443: Connection refused
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Hope that this helps!
[Bobby](https://bobbyiliev.com)