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I deleted my load balancer and now I cannot access my droplet from the terminal or from the domain name or the IP address

I can access the console from the Digital Ocean dashboard. The apache2 service is up and running. The apache2 logs don’t have anything that seems to point to the problem. I get a timeout error when accessing the domain name from a browser and a timeout error from the terminal. Any help is appreciated.


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Did you set up a firewall when first configuring your droplet?

You can disable your droplet’s ufw firewall with:

service ufw stop

Since this droplet was working with a load balancer previously it was allowing HTTP connections from the load balancer. Since deleting a load balancer doesn’t directly change anything in the droplet it’s pointed to my guess is that a firewall on your droplet is configured only to allow connections coming through the LB.