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Default page in NGINX

  • Posted April 11, 2014

Hi,

I have install a new LEMP server by following the instructions here https://digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-linux-nginx-mysql-php-lemp-stack-on-ubuntu-12-04

The installation was successful by following the help guide.

Issue: When I go to my domain example.com/index.php – it works great When I go to my domain exmaple.com - It automatically download a file. I would like it to default to index.php or index.htm or index.html.

How do I go about setting that up. Thank much for your help.

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works great :) <br> <br>changing default_type application/octet-stream; to default_type text/html; in nginx.conf solved the issue. <br> <br>Thanks much. <br>

It download a page because in nginx.conf you have: <br>default_type application/octet-stream; <br> <br>You can change it to <br>default_type text/html; <br>or something like that <br>More info: http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_core_module.html#default_type <br> <br>To have a default page <br>Use index index.php index.html; <br>More info: http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_index_module.html#index <br> <br>