Can't access home assistant

I recently installed home assistant on a virtualbox VM in my ubuntu server and it went smoothly with no errors. I tried to go to the home assistant webpage and it didn’t work. I already made sure the port forwarding is correct and I am using the right IP address.

Permissions to access the top directory and all sub directories? Has the web server started for HA?

I know everyone has access to the folder that contains the virtual machine file. I don’t know anything else.