unable to connect to my wordpress admin panel on ubuntu 16.04

December 6, 2017 918 views
One-Click Install Apps WordPress Ubuntu 16.04

I followed the Digital Ocean tutorial on how to install WordPress on Ubuntu:

I managed to set up a WordPress successfully, but then I accidentally closed the tab where I was working and from now on I cannot access to the WP admin panel.

I can successfully visualise my new blog by typing my server's IP, but I cannot actually log in to my WordPress admin panel at http://DROPLETIPADDRESS/wp-admin (DROPLETIPADDRESS = IP address of course), I get an error:
"Unable to connect.
Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at xxx.xx.xx.xx.

  • The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
  • If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
  • If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web."

what can I do now?

2 Answers

Either you are connecting to the wrong address or your webserver is not running. Check whether it does with netstat -ltp|grep apache

  • Hi Emstee,

    thanks for your answer.

    I performed the command and I got this:

    root@wordpress-1gb-sgp1-01:~# netstat -ltp|grep apache
    tcp6       0      0 [::]:http               [::]:*                  LISTEN      1738/apache2    

    What does it mean?

It means that your webserver is listening on port 80 correctly.

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