node/express ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED on static files

Hi, new to digitalocean and deploying and all that stuff. But I get a very strange error when deploying my express application.

My droplet is a ubuntu with nodejs and the application is a standard express application generated through: $ express myapp …

so there is nothing fancy about the code but I get an error when trying to load in css and other static files using: app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, ‘public’)));

and then i get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED in the console for my files.

the strange part is that it´s all working on my local node server.

Does anyone have any suggestions or fix for this problem?


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