I set up a micro instance (Ubuntu, 32 bit) and assigned an elastic IP (

Public DNS: ec2-23-23-245-104.compute-1.amazonaws.com

I successfully ssh'ed to the machine and installed nginx.

Then I edited the server_name attribute in nginx's config file (/etc/nginx/sites-available/default)

server_name ec2-23-23-245-104.compute-1.amazonaws.com;

Restarted nginx and hit http://ec2-23-23-245-104.compute-1.amazonaws.com but got a "could not connect" error.

What did I forget to do?



You probably forgot to add TCP port 80 to your security group in the AWS console.

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  • Amazing! It works. Thanks for the blazing fast response. I can accept your answer in 10 minutes. Thanks again – Alex Jan 21 '13 at 19:17

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