Unable to login to or setup Wordpress on new Ubuntu 14.04 Droplet - screens hangs then browser says "No data received"

Posted August 15, 2014 2.4k views

I just installed and configured a new Ubuntu 14.04 Droplet and did a custom Wordpress install. Now when I try to submit any forms, such as logging in or even setting up Wordpress, then it hangs and the browser.

In Chrome it says : “No data received”
In Firefox it says: “The connection was reset”

This must be an issue with the VPS configuration, as I’m able to run an instance of the same file structure and Wordpress configuration on a Debian Droplet and on my localhost with MAMP.

What’s the problem here? Is it with PHP or Apache? I tried copying over my php.ini file from the Debian droplet temporarily and restarting, but that didn’t fix it.

It seems like some kind of timeout issue.

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Just brain-storming:

Is your domain recently changed to point to your droplet? If so, it might not be fully propagated, so some things are working and some are not. When this happens, I usually sleep on it and things work the next morning.