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Discourse 1-click — port 443 of computer does not appear to be accessible using hostname

I am getting an error in terminal while trying to complete the Discourse 1-click install.

Hostname for your Discourse? [discourse.example.com]: discourse.openfarming.net

Checking your domain name . . .
WARNING: Port 443 of computer does not appear to be accessible using hostname:  discourse.openfarming.net.
WARNING: Connection to http://discourse.openfarming.net (port 80) also fails.

The droplet’s IP address is 206.189.7.42. The nameserver for openfarming.net is TMDhosting, and using the cpanel there I have the following zone records for the domain:

NAME                          TTL  CLASS  TYPE  RECORD
discourse.openfarming.net     600   IN    A     206.189.7.42
www.discourse.openfarming.net 600   IN    A     206.189.7.42

Can anyone tell me what I’m missing?

Thanks in advance.

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I could find no direct answer, here or via the Discourse support community.

A response via the latter did say that the Digitalocean 1-click is not a community-supported set-up and proposed the following Digitalocean instructions instead:

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/INSTALL-cloud.md

Worked first time.