Posted April 23, 2020 1.9k views

Wherever I try to access my Node.js application on my Droplet at, I keep getting this error back:


Where do you think I’m making a mistake?

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Hi @hakkigokdere,

When you open load a website/ip of your server by default your server tries to use port 80 or 443 depending on the protocol you are using http/https. If nothing is listening on that port you’ll get a ERRCONNECTIONREFUSED.

My guess would be that you have Node running on another port. To check which port this is SSH to your droplet

ssh root@YourDropletIP

Once you have SSHed, run the following command :

netstat -tulpen

It will output information about all services currently running and listening to a port. Find Node and check the port, most probably it will be 3000(just a guess). Once you see the port, let’s say it’s 3000, you can open load it via the browser like and you’ll get your content.