I'm having trouble setting up nginx with gunicorn and django for multiple websites

Posted October 30, 2016 3.1k views
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So I followed this tutorial because part two tells how to do it for multiple websites and domains ( and everything went smoothly till the end when I erase the default config for mine in sites-available and sites-enabled the restart nginx. When I navigate to my site I get a “site cant be reached” error. I created the link for new config to sites-enabled from sites-available. supervisorctl says its running my gunicorn start script when I check the status. What I notice though is that at no point is gunicorn.sock created in the run directory. Am I supposed to create that? I tried that but to no avail. Can someone help

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Did you restart nginx after linking from sotes-available to sites-enabled? What’s the nginx status after restart?

  • sudo systemctl restart nginx
  • sudo systemctl status nginx

You should see a lot of informations but somewhere will be status.

You can verify your nginx configuration and see is everything okay:

  • sudo nginx -t
  • I restarted nginx and nginx test returns that everything is ok. the status command returns this:

    nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
    nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful
    devin@app-station:/run$ sudo service nginx status
    ● nginx.service - A high performance web server and a reverse proxy server
       Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nginx.service; enabled; vendor preset: e

    Active: active (running) since Mon 2016-10-31 01:51:08 UTC; 49s ago
    Process: 29289 ExecStop=/sbin/start-stop-daemon –quiet –stop –retry QUIT/5
    Process: 29265 ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nginx -g daemon on; masterprocess on; -s
    Process: 29297 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nginx -g daemon on; master
    process on; (co
    Process: 29294 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/nginx -t -q -g daemon on; masterproces
    Main PID: 29301 (nginx)
    Tasks: 2
    Memory: 1.7M
    CPU: 21ms
    CGroup: /system.slice/nginx.service
    ├─29301 nginx: master process /usr/sbin/nginx -g daemon on; master
    └─29302 nginx: worker process

    Oct 31 01:51:08 app-station systemd[1]: Starting A high performance web server 
    Oct 31 01:51:08 app-station systemd[1]: nginx.service: Failed to read PID from 
    Oct 31 01:51:08 app-station systemd[1]: Started A high performance web server a