Error installing NGINX on Ubuntu

Posted November 12, 2017 3.2k views
NginxUbuntu 16.04

Hello, I’m trying to follow this guide 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?

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
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
  • I am having a simalar issue. Here are my error logs:

    nginx.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
    Failed to start A high performance web server and a reverse proxy server.
    nginx.service: Unit entered failed state.
    nginx.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.

    I am trying to install vuejs on an already live production app. See this question