My domain is not working.

My domain is not working. It is throwing 521 error. It was working earlier. Please tell me what’s the problem.And how can I fix it.

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April 7, 2023

Hello @suryapratapsoni

I would assume you’re using some CDN service like CloudFlare. The 521 can occur when there is an issue with your web server, but this can be sometimes caused by the CDN provider as well.

Also if you’ve recently enabled the CDN and you’re using custom firewall rules, make sure to whitelist all the IP ranges of the CDN provider.

You can temporarily disable the CDN to test if the issue is within your server. You can check this article from. their community:


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April 6, 2023

Hey @suryapratapsoni,

Are you using CloudFlare or another CDN? 521 error is a server error that occurs when the web server is down or unreachable. This error is typically caused by a connectivity issue between the web server and the Cloudflare CDN.

There are a few possible reasons why you may be seeing a 521 error:

  1. The server is down or unreachable: If the web server is down or unreachable. Here you’ll need to SSH to your Droplet and check if everything is alright with services, usually Apache2/Nginx are the one causing this issue

  2. Firewall or security settings: If the Droplet and Services is up and running, but the firewall or security settings are blocking requests from the Cloudflare CDN, you may see a 521 error. You can check your firewall or security settings to ensure that they are not blocking requests from Cloudflare.

  3. Network connectivity issues: Network connectivity issues can also cause a 521 error. You can ping your Droplet and see if it’s working, if you can’t ping you can try to reboot it from the Control Panel and then Try to use the Recovery Console to enter it

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