Simple Site Keeps Crashing.

Good day, I have just started using DigitalOcean and I created a droplet with a Plesk installation, attached a domain to it, installed WordPress, and just have the site bare, but from time to time it keeps just crashing, giving the “This site can’t be reached” error. I’m using a 2GB/2 AMD Core/60GB NVMe SSD/3TB Bandwidth setup, with only one droplet

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July 16, 2022

Hi there,

I could suggest checking your system logs to find some more information on what might have happened.

You could also check the resource utilization graphs in your DigitalOcean control panel. It is possible that the server ran out of RAM for example which caused it to crash.

Additionally, if you are using a service like Nginx, you could also check the Nginx access logs to see if there was some malicious activity:

Let me know how it goes!

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July 15, 2022

Hi @cuteturquoiseanchor,

When you experience this issue, how do you fix it? Is it your Apache down or another service?

Additionally, when the service is down, I’ll recommend checking out the logs of said service. Let’s assume Apache is going down. Check Apache’s Error logs to see the exact reason and then we should be able to act upon it.

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