Question

Domain name not getting connected to droplet but ip with port number does

Posted November 9, 2017 2.8k views
Nginx Networking DNS Firewall Deployment Ubuntu 16.04

Hi,
I am unable to get my domain name connected to my droplet which is hosting an angular 2 application. I am able to ping the domain name and see the reply with proper ip address in it. I am also able to open the application with ip address like http://xxx.xxx.xx.x:8080 but trying with my domain name like http://mydomain.com returns error -

This site can’t be reached
refused to connect.

Any help is much appreciated.

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3 answers

Used –disable-host-check with ng serve.

  • Hi,
    Is there any chance you could provide some details on how to implement –disable-host-check with ng serve? I have a React/Express/Node app on digitalocean, but my domain stax.live doesn’t work. It only works if I add the port number stax.live:3005 I was hoping your solution might fix this, but don’t know how to implement it.
    Thanks
    Paul

Supply the port with your domain.
http://mydomain.com:8080

without specifying the port, your browser will try to connect to port 80

Can you use the following command to start the angular app?

ng serve --host mydomain.com --port 80

This will start your app on the droplet on port 80. It will also start with the correct hostname information too.

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