My website is down even though my droplet says "active"


So although in the control panel my droplet is listed as “active”, my website is still down.

I tried running some tests in the command module. When I try to use “curl -l” or “telnet” to see if my server is running, I get the error “connection refused”. After this, I tried to reboot my server. This solved the problem yesterday and I was able to connect to curl -l and telnet, however, upon trying it again today, I am once again getting the response “connection refused” even after the reboot. I am not running nginx or apache2. We use Mongodb and Ubuntu. Memory is not an issue as we are only using about 10% of our available memory. Does anyone else know why my server could be down or how to fix it?


We use meteor.js which is built on node.js

The active indicator simply indicates that your droplet is powered on. It does not track the state of the services you run on the droplet. If you are not running nginx or apache, what web server daemon are you using the serve your site?

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How do run the application? You can try:

BIND_IP= meteor

then visit your_droplet_ip:3000. In any case you can check what ip:port are listening to connections with:

netstat -plnt