Error installing NGINX on Ubuntu

November 12, 2017 87 views
Nginx Ubuntu 16.04

Hello, I'm trying to follow this guide https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-nginx-on-ubuntu-16-04 but am running into an error at Step 3. When I type in "systemctl status nginx" I get the following:

Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nginx.service; enabled; vendor preset: en
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2017-11-12 19:33:10 UTC; 1min 29

Any ideas why this may be happening?

1 Answer

Run the following command to test the Nginx config and see if there's anything wrong with it:

sudo nginx -t

You can also view the service logs—they should contain any errors that Nginx outputted when it failed to start:

sudo journalctl -u nginx.service
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