Domain not working without :8000 on dev


My domain is working but not working and having - HTTP ERROR 404.

The Django dev server is running at

Appreciate anyone can help.


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I am using /virtualenv/bin/python runserver for now for the test purpose. I log to my droplet using ssh from my mac. I did not setup any web server. I have amended the Django as shown below:

SECURITY WARNING: don’t run with debug turned on in production!

DEBUG = True


Let me know if you need more info.


This issue has been solved.


Thanks for the response. Since I am at work right now I will update this thread as soon as I get hold of my Mac at home.


It would appear that while you’re able to access your Django instance directly on port 8000 your web server is not configured properly to proxy those connections when you are trying to access it via port 80 (the default).

Which web server are you using? Nginx or Apache?

If you can share your site configuration (/etc/nginx/sites-enabled or /etc/apache2/sites-enabled) we can likely help you make the adjustments needed to access your site on the default http port.

Once that is working you’ll likely want to change your Django setup to listen on or localhost:8000 (this way it would only be accessible through the web proxy and would no longer appear on port 8000 publicly.