Why can't I connect to my websocket server?


I set up a droplet a year ago using the ‘wordpress-ubuntu’ image. The website is This works fine.

Now I want to run a nodejs websocket server on the same droplet that’s running this LAMP server. When I try to connect to wss:// or wss://, I get "WebSocket connection to ‘wss://’ failed: " and no useful error information.

The server is running from “/var/www/server/” and I’ve opened port 61231 from anywhere. I’ve tried a million different things and I’m not sure what I’m missing. What kinds of things should I be looking at that would prevent me from connecting?

Thank you!

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