Getting 404 Not Found on newly created droplet with new domain name

October 24, 2019 216 views
Networking WordPress

178.128.144.18
dailyordnance.com

I created the droplet last night set the DNS to ns1/2/3.digitalocean.com.

I set up SSL with Certbot for http and https.

Created A records for dailyordnance.com and www.dailyordnance.com (and *.dailyordnance.com but not sure if this is necessary).

This is a Wordpress install.

I don’t really know what else to do because I’m not very good with networking stuff.

Thank you for any help.

1 Answer

Hello, @rottenprimate

Can you please share the Apache/Nginx configuration file with us or check if the document root is correct and pointing to the directory where the WordPress installation is?

Let me know how it goes.

  • Hello, thanks for taking time to respond. My apache2.conf is entirely comments, no settings.

    I think the problem is the files. /var/www is empty except for “html.old”. I never went through with the Wordpress installation because I get the 404.

    I get this on “apache2ctl -S”

    AH00112: Warning: DocumentRoot [/var/www/html] does not exist
    AH00112: Warning: DocumentRoot [/var/www/html] does not exist
    AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1. Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message
    VirtualHost configuration:
    *:443                  dailyordnance.com (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-le-ssl.conf:2)
    *:80                   dailyordnance.com (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf:4)
    ServerRoot: "/etc/apache2"
    Main DocumentRoot: "/var/www/html"
    Main ErrorLog: "/var/log/apache2/error.log"
    Mutex watchdog-callback: using_defaults
    Mutex rewrite-map: using_defaults
    Mutex ssl-stapling-refresh: using_defaults
    Mutex ssl-stapling: using_defaults
    Mutex ssl-cache: using_defaults
    Mutex default: dir="/var/run/apache2/" mechanism=default
    Mutex mpm-accept: using_defaults
    PidFile: "/var/run/apache2/apache2.pid"
    Define: DUMP_VHOSTS
    Define: DUMP_RUN_CFG
    User: name="www-data" id=33
    Group: name="www-data" id=33
    
    
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