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how do we fix "refused to connect" on a wordpress droplet

We have a site set up on a WordPress droplet that we imported from another server along with importing the database. when we go to the site we get refused to connect. How can we fix this? it works fine when we put in a static index.html page but the actual WordPress site throws the above error… this is our first WP marketplace droplet …any help appreciated

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Hi @adrianabellanosa,

Refused to connect, hmm, It’s possible once you put your WordPress website that it redirects to https/port 443 and if you haven’t installed an SSL using Certbot, maybe Apache doesn’t have a config for that port.

Try installing an SSL certificate to see what happens. Here is a tutorial which I think should help you with that:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-20-04

You should already have the certbot service installed on your Droplet so, I think you’ll just need to check STEP 3 and 4 on the tutorial.