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Nginx not working for me

sudo nginx -t seems to work for me but http://mydomain.com does not. It says “This site can’t be reached. <mydomain.com>’s server IP address could not be found.”


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Bobby Iliev
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December 4, 2022

Hi there,

The error that you are getting is not related to the Nginx service but to your domain name and its DNS.

Once you setup your server, you need to add an A record for your domain name pointing to the server’s IP address:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/

Once you make that DNS change, it can take up to a few hours for the DNS to propagate before you would see your changes.

On another note, if you visit your IP address directly does it load fine?

Best,

Bobby