500 Internal Error after install wordpress

Hi there,

I followed this tutorial step by step

I now navigate to either my server ip or the domain I have setup and I get a 500 Internal Error.

Any idea what could of gone wrong during setup?


Please post your Nginx virtual host file (/etc/nginx/sites-available/wordpress).

Thanks I used ngnix -t to find out the issue in that config file.

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You probably got a misconfiguration in your nginx VHOST. Are you sure you got the following configuration?

server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

        root /var/www/html;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;


        location / {
                # try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args;

        error_page 404 /404.html;

        error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
        location = /50x.html {
                root /usr/share/nginx/html;

        location ~ \.php$ {
                try_files $uri =404;
                fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
                fastcgi_index index.php;
                include fastcgi_params;

To check what is causing this error, check your nginx and php logs. This could provide you some more information