NO Acces and DNS is working

  • Posted July 17, 2020
  • DNS

Hello All,

I installed Discourse on a Droplet and the install went fine. The domain checked out successful, and the install concluded successfully. When I go to the domain it give a refused connection error. I verified the ports 80 and 443 are open via SSh. This is driving me nuts. I did get it working once but since I accidentally installed it on a 8GB droplet I wanted to re-install it on a smaller droplet. I thought it would be easy, and now this? Like I said my domain points to the ip of the droplet. How can I see where the connection is failing. I don’t know much about linux but I can use putty and run commands. Any idea?


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Hi there @Mike88,

It sounds like Discourse might not be running. You could run the following command to check if anything is listening on those 2 ports:

  1. sudo netstat -plant

Feel free to share the output here.

On another note, I could suggest using the 1-Click Discourse solution from the Marketplace:

Regards, Bobby