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Error Setting up Server Blocks on Nginx

  • Posted August 6, 2014

I am going through How To Set Up nginx Virtual Hosts (Server Blocks) on CentOS 6.

I’ve previously set up a LEMP stack and moved my web root to /var/www. That works correctly.

On step 5 of the tutorial, I get an error when restarting nginx. I run sudo systemctl restart nginx, and when I do so I get the following error: Job for nginx.service failed. See 'systemctl status nginx.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details.

Running systemctl status nginx.service produces this message: http://hastebin.com/fuwovafeya.avrasm

I’ve double-checked that nginx has access to read and write the files referenced in the tutorial. When I remove virtual.conf, the server starts normally. Here’s my virtual.conf: http://hastebin.com/ihidaqehit.avrasm

Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong here? Thanks in advance for your help!

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Looking at the output of systemctl status nginx.service shows that the command:

nginx -t -c /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

is exiting with a non-0 status which indicates a problem. Run that command on it’s own and it should tell you where the problem in your configuration is located. For instance, I just purposely put a typo in my /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default file. This is the output of the command:

# nginx -t -c /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
nginx: [emerg] unexpected end of file, expecting "}" in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default:113
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed

It should tell you exactly what line the problem is at. In this case, it is on line 113.