I relaunched the instance
I skipped the WP upgrade
I installed Elementor.
However same issue.
I edited the htaccess file located at:
by adding the following to the end:
I saved it, uploaded. Rebooted my instance. Typed in my wordpress site.
Result: Connection refused
I am able to access my site again (not Elementor editing) after reversing the htaccess edit and rebooting.