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Why can I no longer access my WordPress droplet from a browser after I migrated a theme?

October 21, 2016 135 views
Networking Apache WordPress Ubuntu 16.04

I migrated a theme using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin. Everything worked, briefly. I tried to login to my new dashboard and I mistakenly using my original WP credentials instead of the ones from the new theme I was importing, about three times. Then, all of a sudden, the connection completely cuts off and it tells me my website refuses to connect. I can't access it on any device from any browser, not even through its original IP.

I am still able to SSH to my droplet through my local machine's terminal, as well as FTP to it. All its files are seemingly intact, and my terminal doesn't tell me that anything weird is happening. I can ping to it and everything is seemingly ok there as well. Why can't I access my site?

My droplet's IP: 45.55.200.98

2 comments
  • Another important detail: I can access my admin dashboard and website just fine on my phone's 4G internet, as well as directly through my modem. If I connect to my router though, I can't connect to my droplet at all. Very annoying.

  • It was the failed attempts that did it, whoops. Running 'sudo service Fail2Ban stop' in my droplet solved it, courtesy of DO Support.

1 Answer
ryanpq MOD November 2, 2016
Accepted Answer

This question was answered by @ajarana:

It was the failed attempts that did it, whoops. Running 'sudo service Fail2Ban stop' in my droplet solved it, courtesy of DO Support.

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