How can I use Nginx with webflow?

I’m trying to use Nginx on my Digital Ocean Droplet to display my Webflow site as a landing page at, and make my node.js backend for a React app accessible at

I’m having some trouble implementing this because I’m not sure how to send requests to Webflow with Nginx. Right now my /etc/nginx/sites-available/default file has the below configurations. When I go to I get an error saying “ took too long to respond” or “couldn’t connect”. What’s wrong with this configuration?

server {
                listen 80 default_server;
                listen [::]:80 default_server;

                root /var/www/html;

                index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

                location / {
                        proxy_pass http://webflowip;   
                location /api/v1/ {
                proxy_pass http://dropletip/;