Droplet Resized, Now Website is not Accessible! Please Help?

Posted April 28, 2019 1.4k views
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I have resized my droplet and now my website is not accessible, it’s showing Welcome to nginx! page when I access the website via IP address.

Note: I have only resized RAM and CPU, not disk space. All website files are in place and nothing seems to be missing!

It was a reversed resize.

Please help!


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While this could be caused by many things, the specific scenario you’ve described has very consistently turned out to be this situation when I’ve engaged customers on it:

Someone installed Nginx on the server, but the website uses Apache. When the server is rebooted, Nginx starts first and Apache then fails to start. This causes Nginx to load the default page, and your website is nowhere to be found. Should this be the case, this would fix it on a Debian/Ubuntu system:

systemctl stop nginx
systemctl start apache2

If that fixes it, you can future proof it with:

systemctl disable nginx


  • That was the exact problem, thanks to @Mohsen47 he helped me to figure it out!

  • YESS!!! This worked for me too!
    I resized my droplet to a larger disc space; and then the site went completely down. When trying to load my site, I received a “Welcome to Nginx! message.

    Knowing that my server uses apache, I tried the commands above; and BAM!! My site was back up. THANK YOU!