How to enable mod_rewrite on LEMP Ubuntu

I have created a website in a droplet, and I have uploaded sendy files to a subdirectory. After installing the sendy it gives 404 error. In their documentation it says that i need to enable mod_rewrite. I have tried all answers here in digitalocean community nothing fixed for me.

Before reading further, please verify that the .htaccess file has been uploaded.

As part of the compatibility checklist, mod_rewrite needs to be enabled.

I tried to edit .htaccess file and tried to add try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args; in server { but nothing worked.

Can anyone help me out with this problem? Thanks.


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Okay, so nginx doesn’t use .htaccess, delete it, it’s useless.

And it should be

location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$request_uri;

Also make sure php5-fpm or hhvm is working! (depends on what you use)

Can someone please check and help me out?

Sorry, no idea why it doesn’t work :(

Yes, paste it on, and I’ll look at it :-)

Can someone willing to take a look at my config and help to fix this problem? Tried everything still the sub-directory is not working properly.