Question

Global Nginx conf breaks the server

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 droplet: It’s a pure all-default LEMP environment.

I’ve added the following global conf to the http block inside nginx.conf.

The purpose is to cover app all apps (WordPress apps and PHPmyadmin) in one block of conf, instead creating multiple conf files and their symlinks.

http {
    ..........................................
	server {
		listen 80 default_server;
		root /var/www/$host;
        location / {
            index index.php index.html index.htm;
        }
		location {
			try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php;
		}
		location ~ \.php$ {
			fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
			fastcgi_index  index.php;
			fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
			include        fastcgi_params;
		}
	}
    ..........................................
}

The problem is that this configuration breaks the system - as long as it’s inside nginx.conf, the system breaks.

The full nginx.conf can be seen here.

Why does my global code breaks Nginx?


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Accepted Answer

The dots where there only for example, but it seems my entire approach here was wrong. I had to use the file etc/sites-available/default instead (without changing the nginx.conf). That’s my current conf in the default file:

server {
	listen 80 default_server;
	listen [::]:80 default_server;
	root /var/www/html;
	index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;
	server_name _;

	location / {
		try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
	}
	location ~ \.php$ {
		include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
		fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;
	}
}

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If those lines of dots

..........................................

If they exist in your actual configuration file are likely the issue and should be removed.