How to access Wordpress after creating a droplet

Hi, I am probable an idiot but I need some help. I created a wordpress droplet and went through all the steps. Probably I did not too bad because a site has been created (at the IP address I can see the “Hello World!” page). But there is no way to acces is. I thought to just add /wp-admin, but no success. Finnaly I tried /wp-loging.php. Than there is a login screen but after that again: “The requested URL was not found on this server.” Could you help me out here?

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September 2, 2022

Hello @woutereerkens

This might be a weird issue related to the browser’s cache. You can try to access the admin area using both /wp-admin or by hitting the PHP file in an alternative browser.

You can also ensure that the web server (Apache/Nginx) is running fine.


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September 2, 2022

Hi @woutereerkens,

That’s strange for a new WordPress instance. Did you create the WordPress Droplet from MarketPlace or did you install everything on your own?

Additionally, are you using your Droplet’s IP address to connect to your WordPress or are you using a Domain? If you are using an IP address, I’ll urge you to use a Domain instead.

One more, make sure you have the following in your .htaccess file in your website’s root directory:

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

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