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How to solve problems with LAMP Webserver

I have been following the tutorial to setup LAMP on my server: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-14-04 I have also setup my domain with DigitalOcean nameservers, A record & CNAME record.

When I visit my public IP address or my domain name I always get “This page can’t be displayed” - I never managed to get any kind of Apache “It Works” page, or to access any php pages I created at /var/www/html/index.php

Is there any way I can find out what’s gone wrong?

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I have found that the firewall was causing the problem - fixed now!

Hello dominicduffin,

You could start with reading logs and checking configurations. What does the apache log give you for output when this happens? /var/log/apache2/

What kind of virtualhost did you setup? What did you put inside the php file, try to use a simple .html file instead and check if that works.