504 Gateway Time-out nginx

  • Posted January 6, 2016
  • LEMP

On nginx server I ran following command on terminal

sudo chown -R user:user /var/www/

Now after that I started facing 504 Gateway Time-out Error. I have to restart php5-fpm again and again after few minutes to fix this issue. But after few minutes it shows same 504 Gateway Time-out Error.

Please guide me how can I fix this issue.


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Generally your web files should be owned (or at least have proper access by) the user the nginx process is running as. Changing this ownership or permissions will likely resolve this issue. In many cases, ensuring your user belongs to the same group as the web server’s user (most likely nginx) will resolve this in many cases while allowing the files to be owned by the user account you want.