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Hosting my personal website

I registered a domain through Github’s Student Education Program and redirected the Nameservers to my DO droplet as given in a tutorial. I pinged server and I am getting a response. I also installed Apache 2 and I have it running when I try “http://localhost/” in my browser. However, if I put the IP address in a web browser, it shows “The Webpage is not available.” Should it not show “It Works!” when I put the IP address too? Please help.


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Hi,

Localhost usualy refers to the local machine you are on. Typing http://localhost on my computer will try to reach my computer, not my droplet.

Yes, a http call to your droplet’s ip should definately bring you Apache generic ‘hurray you golden member’ page… That’s IF Apache is installed and running.

To properly answer your question/assess your problem, we would need more precise informations.

http://localhost is, to me, MY computer. Any browser that clicks such a link will try, in theory, to reach itself/the machine it is installed on.

Providing the way you set up your dns nameservers would be a great start as oposed to ‘done something from A tutorial’.

Remember, nameservers can take up to 48 hours to propagate from your domain registrar to the world

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