Do I need Nginx? Is this error I got a problem?

It sounds like I need nginx to make my server available to the public but im not sure. And is it supposed to be installed on the same droplet as everything else?

I am following this guide:

I got this error when doing the first step:

Then when I try to edit “default server block configuration file” it comes up blank, and when I try to save it, it says no such file or directory.

I do get “Welcome to nginx!” in my browser.

I do not see an nginx folder in /etc/ so I’m not sure it installed to the right place.

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Did you created a new server block file instead of default? If yes, you should delete default from /etc/nginx/sites-enabled and symlink new one to it:

  1. sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/your-block /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

You can test configuration so you see is it correct:

  1. sudo nginx -t

Make sure you restart nginx after symlinking or doing any other change to block:

  1. sudo systemctl restart nginx

I would clean up browser cache just to be sure. E.g. On Chrome you can use Ctrl+Shift+R to Hard Reload, or fire up console with F12, right click on refresh button and select Empty Cache and Hard Reload.