My Website is no longer available after password reset

November 26, 2015 2k views
Ruby on Rails Apache

After resetting my root password, my website is no longer available. I get the error message from a various different browsers: ERRCONNECTIONREFUSED

2 Answers


This would normally signal that a service is down. Since you’ve tagged Apache, and without being able to look at your logs, I would restart Apache from the CLI and then refresh the page. If this works, I would then look to your log files to see what happened (i.e it would seem Apache crashed).

Resetting the root login password shouldn’t affect anything. So I assume something didn’t startup when DigitalOcean rebooted your droplet. Try turning it off and back on. If that doesn’t work, check if Apache is running (service apache2 status), if it isn’t, your startup for Apache isn’t working. If it is, check your firewall.

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