Okay, well, I sort of went down the rabbit hole of errors, beginning by attempting to change my newly-made directory ownerships (/var/www/documents and /var/www/projects) to the point where I’m at in the question title above. For reference, I have read the related question, but all seemed fine on that front.
Changing Directory Permissions
First, I visited this piece on GitHub and followed their instructions to
chmod 701 user_home. Files I placed in my newly-made directories above would produced a 403 error—I couldn’t read them. If I do resolve the below, this problem still remains.
Unable to Resolve Host
Since that, upon trying to
sudo service nginx restart, I’ve been getting the above host resolution error. I’m running Ghost. Now, I have an ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED, and nothing is loading.
Server + Site Information My /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname contents are below respectively. My droplet’s name is Dizaztrous.
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 127.0.0.1 localhost4.localdomain4 localhost4``` ```::1 Dizaztrous Dizaztrous ::1 localhost.localdomain localhost ::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6``` /etc/hostname `ghost` My site is [www.fromthehiptoss.com](http://fromthehiptoss.com). The realm of server-side maintenance is something I've been barely scraping by with, and it's finally hit me now. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have, as I'm at a bit of a loss with my site down. Thank you! **TLDR Sorry, I'm a bit lengthy—tried to change directory permissions and ended up downing my entire website.**
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