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Https redirect doesn't work?

the site in question is: gengoka.com

I set up a marketplace Wordpress installation with let’s encrypt.

If I directly type in gengoka.com into my browser, it doesn’t connect and I get a timeout error.

If I type **https://**gengoka.com into my browser there are no issues.

Also, if I go to the non secure **http://**gengoka.com version of the site, it also gives me the timeout error.

I tried using the Really Simple SSL plugin in Wordpress for a 301 redirect, but that hasn’t helped. I also tried a redirect in the apache conf file for sites enabled, and that didn’t work either (though not 100% if I did it correctly).

What should I try next?

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Hey, @raimanau,

Could you post the content of your Apache/Nginx config:

/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/anything-in-here OR /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/anything-in-here

Also, could you tell me how did you set-up your domain? Did you change the nameservers to match DigitalOcean ones? You should have the following records:

Thanks, Dennis

Had same issue, spent lot of time looking for fix, installed plugins, etc.

Turned out official guide suggested optionally using ufw delete allow 80/tcp which was the cause of issue.

So i just had to ufw allow 80/tcp to make http version of my domain work again, which then automatically gets redirected to https, as supposed.

Hey @raimanau,

Hmm, are you sure that your A record is pointing to your current IP? If that is the case, maybe delete and recreate the droplet again? As far as I can see, you haven’t started development yet, so this may be a good chance for us to experiment as much as possible.

Best, Dennis