Out of nowhere I am getting ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED and my site won't load

I have a LAMP stack on a DO droplet with Wordpress installed on it.

I was working with some plugins today related to social login and another one that requires email verification for new users. Everything was going great and then all of a sudden, I was getting this error: (Screenshot)

I noticed that I’m able to access my site from my cell phone but I can’t access my site when i’m connected to my home wifi router.

I am able to SSH into my server, using my home wifi connection.

I also tried using a VPN on a home wifi router and was able to load my site! It makes me think that it has something to do with my ISP. But what would have changed all of a sudden… truly out of nowhere!? How could I tweak something where my ISP won’t let me access my site? Maybe it’s not the ISP though.

I’ve found a bunch of other articles where people were getting this error:

Any ideas on what my issue is and/or how to fix it?


Sometimes flushing DNS cache also help.

Reboot both your PC and router after that.

Hello @vpsfix - yes I did clear my cache and cookies. Having the same probs on my wife’s computer and on my phone (if I’m using our home WiFi connection). Thanks for chiming in. Any other thoughts?

Did you try deleting your browser cache?

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I am facing exactly same issue since yesterday. @jord8on is your issue fixed?

My site is accessible on my secondary broadband connection. But it stopped working on my primary broadband connection.

Definitely cold restart your wifi router. That should do it for you.