How to connect to wordpress website on Ubuntu 18.04 via HTTPS://IPaddress??

Posted September 10, 2020 700 views
WordPressLAMP StackUbuntu 18.04

I was following this tutorial: on my Ubuntu 18.04 droplet and I followed everything to the letter but when I go to https://[myIPAddress] it is unable to connect. If I go to HTTP://[myIPAddress] I get my Apache2 ubuntu default page. Wordpress should be running. Not sure why I can’t connect? Any help much appreciated, this is my first time doing any of this so I am sure I made a mistake somewhere, but honestly just wouldn’t really know how to find it.

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Hi @liberdamj,

Usually these tutorials are directed in cases you want to use your domain rather than your IP address. You’ll need to make change to your file /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf

Open the file and find the line where it says

        DocumentRoot /var/www/html

Change it to the path to your website.

Once you have done the changes restart apache and that’s it

service apache2 restart