IP connection works but Domain returns 500

I was following through the tutorial Everything worked fine until I decided to setup my Domain name that I bought few days ago. I am pointing to the digitalocean servers and I have added DNS records:

A directs to	
A directs to
NS directs to

My Django allowed hosts: ['', '', '', '']

nginx config:

server {
    listen 80;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

    location / {
        include proxy_params;
        proxy_pass http://unix:/run/gunicorn.sock;

UFW is disabled - Works fine - Returns ‘Welcome to nginx!’ html - Internal Server Error - Internal Server Error

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Bobby Iliev
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December 26, 2022

Hi there,

Whenever you see a 500 error, it is best to check the Nginx error logs:

tail -100 /var/log/nginx

That way you can see the actual problem rather than the generic 500 error.

I can see that your site seems to be up and running already but in case anyone comes across this in the future, I would suggest to follow these steps here on how to troubleshoot common Nginx errors: