Unable to Connect: Ghost on Digital Ocean droplet


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I created a droplet for “one-click” Ghost blog. I’m using the IP for the droplet and created a subdomain associated with it. The installation completed fine. I can SSH into the droplet. I can load the droplet through the dashboard launcher. Ping returns the following results:

4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 187.904/188.012/188.255/0.549 ms

BUT, when I load the IP directly, the page won’t load with the following error:

Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at xxx.xx.x.x.

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox Developer Edition is permitted to access the Web.

When I enter the subdomain, it immediately routes to the droplet IP and I get the above error.

I’ve used both Firefox and Chrome to try to access the site/droplet.

I have an A record on the server where the subdomain is registered that points to the droplet. I also set up a redirect from the subdomain to the droplet.