IP, domain name and nginx

November 3, 2019 69 views

If I enter the IP in the URL box in the browser it takes well to my website. But if I enter the domain name, it takes me to the Welcome to Nginx web page.

How is that ? and how to fix it?

1 Answer

Hi @chefvillas ,

You are probably using the default nginx configuration file. If you would like to let nginx listen on a domain name, you will have to edit the configuration. Normally this would be either under




Then find the .conf file that is needed, and change the server_name:

listen          80;
server_name     mydomain.com;

Hope this helps you out.

  • thanks a lot.
    Interesting site you have. Nice place to learn about security measures that can be taken. I will read it through.

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