My IP address is not working

Posted January 24, 2015 9.5k views

I created my first droplet, added ssh root address to terminal, and changed my password successfully. Should my IP address be working?

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Yes, it’s working.

When I try to connect I get a ‘this webpage is unavailable’. Am I missing something?

I’m assuming you are trying to browse to http://your IP address. The operating system images (such as Ubuntu, CentOS, etc.) do not come with a web server installed so you can’t start serving files just yet.

You will need to install a webserver such as Apache or nginx so that you can host a website (or more) on your droplet.

Take a look at the following article:

by Justin Ellingwood
One of the most popular things to do with a new Linux server is host a web site. In this guide, we'll get you up and running with a LAMP stack, show you how to copy your files over, and set up your domain name using an Ubuntu 14.04 server.

Ok, that’s what I need to know. Thank you.

When setting up Apache, with these commands -

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apache2

Do you know if I should be logged in as a local, root, or non-root user?