Trouble Assigning Domain to DigitalOcean Droplet IP Address

Issue Description: This is my inaugural project on DigitalOcean, and I’m encountering an obstacle in setting up my domain name to point to the associated IP address. I’ve successfully directed my domain from Namecheap to the IP address via an A record. However, upon attempting to access the URL, it opens with SSL enabled and yields a 404 response.

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I pointed the domain to the IP address through an A record from Namecheap. I’ve raised a support ticket on DigitalOcean concerning this issue. DigitalOcean’s technical support team confirmed that the domain is correctly pointed to the IP address.

Could someone kindly guide me on how to resolve this issue and ensure that my domain successfully redirects to the intended DigitalOcean Droplet without encountering SSL-related errors or 404 responses?

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April 30, 2024

Heya @b08f736237d740c5969d3a46ab7670

You can first ensure that the IP address is the correct one (that it matches the IP address of your DigitalOcean droplet).

You can check the web-server configuration (Apache/Nginx) to ensure that it’s correctly set up to serve content for your domain. Check the virtual hosts and check the HTTPS server blocks.

The SSL certificate might be causing the issue. If you’ve installed an SSL certificate on your DigitalOcean Droplet, make sure it’s configured correctly. Sometimes, misconfiguration can lead to SSL-related errors. If you haven’t installed an SSL certificate, ensure that your server configuration is not forcing HTTPS.

Hope that this helps!

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