Digital Ocean + Django + Nginx - Error: "NOT FOUND - The requested resource was not found on this server."

Posted June 20, 2019 8.2k views
NginxDigitalOceanDjangoUbuntu 18.04

I have set up my website on digital ocean. I’m using nginx. everything is working fine, but some urls (like are not being served and give error - “Not Found The requested resource was not found on this server.”

My configuration file is

upstream app_server {
    server unix:/home/gojainyatra/run/gunicorn.sock fail_timeout=0;

server {
    listen 80;

    keepalive_timeout 5;
    client_max_body_size 4G;

    access_log /home/gojainyatra/logs/nginx-access.log;
    error_log /home/gojainyatra/logs/nginx-error.log;

    location /static/ {
        alias /home/gojainyatra/staticfiles/;

    # checks for static file, if not found proxy to app
    location / {
        try_files $uri @proxy_to_app;

    location @proxy_to_app {
      proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
      proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
      proxy_redirect off;
      proxy_pass http://app_server;

please help, I’m new to development and don’t have much idea what is going wrong.

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Django doesn’t serve files itself, you have to setup a location block in nginx for that like you did in /static.

location /dharamshala/ {
        alias /home/gojainyatra/whatever-your-folder-dharamshala-is/;