Transferred Digital Ocean Droplet, new IP throws 404 not found

Posted May 27, 2020 1.3k views

Hello All. So I created a Digital Ocean droplet using Laravel Forge and linked it to a github repo…added a domain name, and setup SSL . As the project was wrapped up I wanted to transfer ownership of the droplet to my client so I followed instructions here. After doing so the IP address used by the new droplet throws a 404 Not found | nginx/1.17.3. I’m suspicious this might have something to do with the SSL certificate? Any help is appreciated.

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Hi there @yodergilbert1,

I believe that you have a separate Nginx server block for your domain name. To check that SSH to the new Droplet and then run the following command:

  • ls -lah /etc/nginx/sites-enabled

In that folder, you will see all of your enabled Nginx server blocks.

What you could do is disable the default config so that you are left only with the actual Nginx server block for your Laravel application.

To disable the default config you can use the following:

unlink /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/your_default_conf

And then restart Nginx:

systemctl restart nginx

Hope that this helps.