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Nodejs not allowing access to https://mydomain.com:3000 refusal

Hello community,

I had a pre server install nodejs and npm after. I hand installed a lamp server on it. But I would like to run apps which require node.js

Would like to access to https://peopleandchat.org:3000 it will not load anything.

Any ideas how I can get this to work correctly? using socket.IO chat.


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@peopleandchat

It really depends on what IP you’re using to start the server for the app.

If you use localhost or 127.0.0.1, you won’t be able to access the app via port using your domain as only local access is being permitted.

You’d need to use 0.0.0.0 as the IP, or configure Apache to proxy all requests on port 80 to the local address and port your running the application on.

Look very closely at jtittle1 's answer. I wasted a whole day on this because my ports were misconfigured between localhost, ‘127.0.0.1’ and not having any host in my express js server. Instead of

app.listen(port, () =>

it should be

app.listen(port, hostname, ()=>