Pointing A Subdomain From Route53 To CENTOS Droplet Displaying Error : This site can’t be reached The connection was reset

Am trying to point a subdomain from Route53 to a Droplet I created. I keep getting, The Site Cannot be reached the connection was reset error.

Below is my setup

I have a virtual host setup on my centOS droplet like this:

<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/platform/public

<Directory /var/www/html/platform/public> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all DirectoryIndex index.php </Directory>

#ErrorLog /var/www/html/platform/error.log LogLevel warn #CustomLog /var/www/html/platform/access.log combined RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=permanent] </VirtualHost>

As for my /etc/hosts file, I have the following content: corpreneur corpreneur localhost.localdomain localhost localhost4.localdomain4 localhost4

On AWS Route53 I created A Record with the below Detail

Name: savings Value:

And On My Droplet I have below

Record Hostname Value A NS NS NS

When I check the NS record, it shows DigitalOcean NS record

When I Also Check the A record It shows the IP of the droplet

So could it be an issue with SELinux and not my setup?

I expect this to work but it doesn’t, am confused about this, what am I doing wrong. I need help on this. Thanks!

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You have a redirect to HTTPS in your port 80 vhost. But you’re missing the SSL vhost (for port 443). So Apache isn’t listening on that port at all. Hence the connection reset error:

$ curl -I HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 19:15:13 GMT Server: Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS) Location: Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

$ curl -vvv

  • Trying…
  • connect to port 443 failed: Connection refused
  • Failed to connect to port 443: Connection refused
  • Closing connection 0

Thanks very much, I just needed to install cert-bot. Everything was taken care of with cert-bot auto.

Am grateful

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