Installing Laravel 5.1 with Nginx

Hi Guys, I’ve been trying to install laravel 5.1 with Nginx, I’ve installed the php-fpm, is currently running on /var/run/php5-fpm.sock.

I’ve created my nginx config as follow:

server {
        listen   80;

        root /var/www/;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;
        location / {
             try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

        # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on /var/run/php5-fpm.sock
        location ~ \.php$ {
                try_files $uri /index.php =404;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
                fastcgi_index index.php;
                fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
                include fastcgi_params;

However… when I try access my site I’m getting this error:

2016/02/11 16:25:04 [crit] 6465#0: *48 connect() to unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock failed (13: Permission denied) while connecting to upstream, client: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, server:, request: "GET / HTTP/1.1", upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock:", host: ""

Seems like is a problem with user permissions, can anyone help?



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Run 2 the following command: chown -R www-data:www-data /path/to/laravel/public/forder

chmod +x /var/run/php5-fpm.sock

If you see 502 Bad GateWay error, open /etc/nginx/nginx.conf, at the top of file edit user to www-data, if don’t exist add this line to top of file user www-data; Save and reload Nginx: nginx -s reload Your Laravel Framework should be run