I recently bought a domain of namecheap, I followed this guide to setup the DNS to point to my droplet.
I’ve also added the domain to my droplet following this other guide.
I then installed nginx to try and get a basic website running, however I am unable to connect to the website using the domain name (powa.dev), google chrome show me the “This site can’t be reached” page with the error “ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED”.
I tried using the IP of my droplet and I can access the website, I also tried to use
curl -4 www.powa.dev and the response I get is the html code of the index.
I can’t seem to find anyone else with the exact same problem and I’m a stuck in this situation as I’m new to hosting websites and using domain names, if anyone has a solution please let me know.
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Hi there @Powasystem,
It looks like that your website is working as expected over http but not over https. At the moment as you have a redirect from http to https this is why the site is not loading in Chrome.
To get that fixed, I would recommend installing a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate as described in this tutorial here:
Once the SSL has been installed, make sure to open port 443 as well.
Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby