Need some help completing deployment of Django site on Nginx from local computer

I followed this tutorial for setting up uwsgi and Nginx on Ubunutu

The guide shows how to setup two fresh Django sites, I just did the first one and that is now working here

for the second site I want to deploy a Django blog I had built locally, put it on the same ip and serve it on port :8080 so then I followed this tutorial

I have followed everything in the guide apart from the GUnicorn part as I believe I dont need that if I have Uwsgi.

Ive cloned my site there, setup psql, migrated the db and finally done collecstatic and they all seem to have worked without any problems, I can run the site and see it at :8080 if I do runserver but if I just go to that port normally then I get an ‘internal server error’.

The following is my setup for uwsgi and Nginx, its almost exactly the same as what I did for ‘first site’ however I should add that the second tutorial had somethings a bit different for the Nginx server block setup which Im not sure if I need so I have commented those out (e.g. proxy_pass etc)


[uwsgi] project = codego uid = david base = /home/david

chdir = /home/david/codego/codego home = /home/david/Env/codego module = codego.wsgi:application

master = true processes = 5

socket = /run/uwsgi/codego.sock chown-socket = david:www-data chmod-socket = 666 vacuum = true


[Unit] Description=uWSGI Emperor service

[Service] ExecStartPre=/bin/bash -c ‘mkdir -p /run/uwsgi; chown david:www-data /run/uwsgi’ ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/uwsgi --emperor /etc/uwsgi/sites Restart=always KillSignal=SIGQUIT Type=notify NotifyAccess=all



server { listen 8080; server_name =;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
    location /static/ {
            root /home/david/codego;

    location / {
            #proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Host $server_name;
            #proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
            #add_header P3P 'CP="ALL DSP COR PSAa PSDa OUR NOR ONL UNI COM NAV"';
            include         uwsgi_params;
            uwsgi_pass      unix:/run/uwsgi/codego.sock;


Ive been banging my head against this for hrs now and still can’t figure it out.

I should add btw that my file was blank for some reason so I had to manually add that content there from local and also Nginx error logs dont seem to be logging anything for some reason.

Any advice would be appreciated, I think Im very close to finishing this setup!

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Found the problem, my directory structure was causing this I think as I had too many folders within folders and not named correctly, after removing everything in the Env and starting again for that Django install but this time with a more simple folder structure I seem to have it right and can see the site at :8080.

I have setup uwsgi logging from the answer here:

results are below, not sure what it means about ‘No such file or directory [core/socket.c line 230]’ though…

current working directory: /etc/uwsgi/sites detected binary path: /usr/local/bin/uwsgi !!! no internal routing support, rebuild with pcre support !!! chdir() to /home/david/codego/codego your processes number limit is 1882 your memory page size is 4096 bytes detected max file descriptor number: 1024 lock engine: pthread robust mutexes thunder lock: disabled (you can enable it with --thunder-lock) bind(): No such file or directory [core/socket.c line 230] *** Starting uWSGI 2.0.14 (64bit) on [Wed Feb 15 10:56:24 2017] *** compiled with version: 5.4.0 20160609 on 05 February 2017 05:08:58 os: Linux-4.4.0-62-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 14:10:15 UTC 2017 nodename: ubuntu-512mb-sgp1-01 machine: x86_64 clock source: unix detected number of CPU cores: 1

and could file ownership be the problem? This is what ls -ld gives me:

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Feb 5 04:28 /home drwxr-xr-x 9 david david 4096 Feb 12 04:54 /home/david drwxr-xr-x 3 david root 4096 Feb 10 14:07 /home/david/codego drwxr-xr-x 6 david root 4096 Feb 11 05:48 /home/david/codego/codego

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