How to access index.js on NextJS/Strapi

Hi, I am new to digital ocean/strapi and NextJS! I have created a strapi droplet and created a nextjs app. I can access strapi fine straight from the ip address, but cannot see how to access the nextjs app index.js.

Being inexperienced, to access the NextJS app, I have tried IP Adrress:3000 which doesn’t work. Can anyone please give me some pointers?


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Thanks for the response. The answer turns our to be straight forward. When the Strapi droplet is created, port 3000 (used for NextJS) is blocked. So all that is needed is to open the port using ‘ufw allow 3000’ and the port is open and then index.js can be accessed using yourIPAddress:3000


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February 24, 2021

Hi @netsidedeveloper,

I completely understand you in regards to the NextJS application. I was the same in that regard. Having said that, DigitalOcean have pretty good documentation about how to get started with it, where you can find what’s needed for you and stuff like that. You can find that documentation here:

Now, most probably you would need to install Nginx and configure it as a reverse proxy to your NextJS. I can provide you with simple steps or tutorials to follow but I would first recommend you checking the above documentation prior to actually going next to the Nginx stuff.

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