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

  • Posted on February 2, 2015
  • tom23Asked by tom23

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.

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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.