This site can’t be reached: took too long to respond.

Today when tried to log in to my WordPress dashboard, I can’t! And I tried to log in to cyberpanel control panel but I can’t, first I saw 503 error then I tried to Turn off Droplet then Turn on Droplet from digitalocean dashboard then I see:

This site can’t be reached refused to connect. Try: Checking the connection Checking the proxy and the firewall ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

My IP: My websites:

Is there any help or solution? If this is related to installing WordPress plugins, how I can access WordPress while I can’t access the control panel?


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The connection refused error could usually be caused by on of these things:

  • Your webserver is not running: make sure that your web server is started. For example if you are using Nginx or Apache make sure that the service is actually running.
  • If your webserver did not start during the startup process, make sure to use systemctl enable nginx (change nginx with apache2 in case that you are using Apache) in order to enable it, so that next time your server reboots, the web service gets started too.
  • The server is still booting, right after a restart it could take a minute or so for your server to be fully up and running.

Let me know how it goes. Best, Bobby