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502 bad Gateway nginx , debian 7.9 x32

Hi all, a couple of days work to configure my server, I mean to install those required to host a site on it. The problem that I am facing is, after I managed to install nginx php5… I deal with this error:

502 Bad Gateway

nginx/1.8.1

I read on many sites to remove a comment, sorry it will ask what it means to remove a comment, as I don’t know.

Thanks!


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It is possible that the php5-fpm service that nginx requires to process php scripts is not running, this will result in a 502 error. You can attempt to restart this with the command:

service php5-fpm restart

When a tutorial or guide says to “uncomment” a line it usually means that the configuration line has a character at the beginning of it which causes it to be seen as a comment and not a setting to use. Often this will be the # character.