Ip Address refused to connect ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Posted May 29, 2021 356 views
Initial Server SetupUbuntu 18.04

Hi everyone, been trying to figure out the cause for this. I installed wordpress using one click a week ago. Then using jetpack, i migrated my old website to this new wordpress droplet.

However after the transfer, the ip address which was working now now shows Ip Address refused to connect ERRCONNECTIONREFUSED.

I don’t believe even if a map my domain to new droplet it’ll work since the content can’t be displayed via my ip address.

Anyone who thinks of solution, i have disabled ufw to use one for digitalocean but even when i enabled it and allowed various ports, nothing worked.

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Hi there,

It sounds like that your Apache service might not be running. You could check that with the following command:

  • systemctl status apache2

If it is not running you could start it with the following command:

  • systemctl status apache2

If it is failing to start, I could suggest following the steps here on how to troubleshoot common Apache problems:

Feel free to share the errors here as well.


by Jamon Camisso
There are three main commands, and a set of common log locations that you can use to get started troubleshooting Apache errors. Generally when you are troubleshooting Apache, you will use these commands in the order indicated here, and then examine log files for specific…