How can I prevent my server from redirecting to HTTPS when using my domain name?
I’m having an issue with my server application where all of my HTTP requests are being redirected to HTTPS, even though I have not set anything up to do so, but only when accessing the server via my domain name, not directly via the server IP address.
To eliminate my application as the source of the issue, I’ve rebuilt my droplet with a fresh Ubuntu 18.04.3 image, installed nothing but NodeJS + NPM, and tried running the sample express (which my application is based on) “Hello World” application here:
When I direct my browser to http://<server_IP>:3000, the application returns a “Hello World!” page as expected. However, when navigating to http://<mydomain>.com:3000, my browser gets redirected to https://<mydomain>.com:3000, resulting in an “Secure Connection Failed” error (as I have not set anything up to handle HTTPS).
My DNS appears to be set up properly, as I can ping the server just fine using the domain name, nslookup indicates it is pointing to the correct IP address, and I’m able to connect over SSH just fine using the domain name. My domain is registered with namecheap in case that matters. I also have not set up any sort of firewall.
Can anyone help me figure out what’s going on here?