Ubuntu 1404 Easy Engine "manual" WP install - IP address shows the web, domain name shows Welcome to nginx

Posted February 2, 2015 5.7k views

I just installed my test WP with Easy Engine using this tutorial. All went well, the WP site is working and I’ve already installed some plugins and edited CSS after entering sudo chown command in Putty.

The problem now is the domain. I’ve registered my domain on Namecheap and I’ve pointed that domain to the 3 nameservers of Digital Ocean.

In the DO DNS dashboard, I’ve added the domain.


When I enter the IP address in the browser, it shows the website as it should. When I enter the .com address, I end up on Welcome to nginx! If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and working. Further configuration is required.

Zone file shows this;

$TTL 1800 IN SOA 1422881267 10800 3600 604800 1800 1800 IN NS 1800 IN NS 1800 IN NS 1800 IN A

Can anyone shine a light on this? I won’t dare to add Amazon CloudFlare or even change the Wordpress’ URL before I get this working properly.

  • You probably created the website using your ip as the domain name, you have to change the configuration of wordpress and edit the nginx configuration file so it will find your domain. I could guide you through the process but an from my phone. :/

  • dang i wish someone would be this nice to me… i can’t get easy engine or wordpress configured no matter what i do. i don’t think they want anymore wordpress installs here. that’s just my two sense.

  • i will pay someone to install wordpress

  • Hi there,
    Working over 2 years now with ee, I love it. The combo DO/EE is good but requires some sys-admin knowledge to get the basic of security rights which you can train yourself on some tutos here.
    I conquer with @sianios it seems that when you create your website using ee site create –opt1 –opt2, these address is used for the nginx.conf.

    It is ok to put an IP for starting, but you need to do then the shift in the conf properly.

    To avoid any issue, I will suggest using a pre-prod install such and then replicating the website when you are happy to your final domain (we use all in one migration plugin for faster backup but you can do it the old way it works).

    Hope this helps, keep it up.

    Haider Alleg
    Kainjoo TECH engineering

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if you successfuly isntalled it would you mind telling me how you did it? i used easy engine, and every other trick in the book…all i get is a phpmyadmin screen with no table for wordpress in it… on lemp ubuntu 14.04. also db errors galore.