Running Flask App on Digital Ocean

  • Posted October 21, 2014

I mapped my DO server ip address to a DNS with a domain i registered on namecheap. This is what i go on DO as my Zone File:

$TTL	1800
			1413865446 ; last update: 2014-10-21 04:24:06 UTC
			3600 ; refresh
			900 ; retry
			1209600 ; expire
			1800 ; ttl
             IN      NS      NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM.
                     NS      NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM.
                     NS      NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM.
@	IN A

Then on the DO server, i ran the following commands:


I got the following:

Then on the browser, I ran but I get Webpage not available. It should have shown the simple “Hello World!!!” output.

My source code is here:

I would really appreciate some help here. :)


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

The IP is the localhost. On your server, if you run:


You should see the raw html outputted to the terminal. In order to make your app visible externally, you need to make it bind to the public interface not just the local one. This can be done by modifying the run method in your'')

Check out the section title “Externally Visible Server” in the Flask quickstart docs.

Generally that is useful for developing and testing remotely, but when it comes time to deploy your site for production you’ll want to setup a webserver like Apache or Nginx in front of the app. For more details on how to accomplish that, check out:

Hey, thanks alot for the reply. I will definitely check it out today. I really hope this works :)