Host is unreachable after reboot

Posted August 12, 2020 893 views
Server OptimizationNetworkingInitial Server SetupUbuntu 18.04

I just reboot my server and now i can’t access the host through ip. Ping hostIP is working fine but when i paste my server ip to the browser and hitting enter it’s saying http://server_ip/ is unreachable.
please help

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
2 answers

Hi @ashishsust,

It seems like your WebService - Nginx/Apache didn’t start. I’ll recommend sshing to the droplet

ssh root@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

Where your XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is your droplet’s IP.

Once inside try to start your WebService like so;

If Apache:

service apache2 start

If it’s Nginx:

service Nginx start


  • Hey, I’m having the same problem. After a reboot from the CL, the host is unreachable I cant ping the host, cant connect thru ssh nor sftp. only the Console from the control panel works.


It seems like after a reboot your network doesn’t start. I’ll recommend you to enter your droplet via the DigitalOcean console and try to restart/start your network:

service network start

This should bring back your droplet.