404 Nginx error

February 7, 2018 4.6k views

I am trying to make a CS:GO site. Well when i try to goto the website i get the dreaded 404 error. I cannot figure this out. I am fairly new to digital ocean. This is a paste of my Nginx errors. https://pastebin.com/9ftgR002 please let me know how to fix this.

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  • @kobefrench03 we need more information how did you create the site? What tutorial did you follow?

    According to the logs you don't have the proper permissions for /var/www/html/public try this command to give read permissions to others chmod o+r /var/www/html/public

    Hope this helps.

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The directory index error you're seeing is most likely the result of a missing index ...; directive in your server block or the nginx.conf file. The index directive needs to match the language that you're serving.

For example, if I were serving a WordPress site, I'd want to have something such as:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name domain.com www.domain.com;

    root /path/to/public_html;

    index index.php index.html;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

    location ~ \.php$ {

While the above is not a complete example, it shows where the index directive may be placed to help prevent that error. You can also modify the index directive in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf under the http block and add it there.

Under http it's global, thus affects all server blocks and will help redundancies.

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