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Nginx always opening default file in /var/www/html for Domain

I am not able to change the directory for the domain. it is working for IP but not for domain linked via DNS. when i open the domain, it is always loading default file in /var/www/html. i tried steps from below URL.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-move-an-nginx-web-root-to-a-new-location-on-ubuntu-18-04

any help would be appreciated.

TIA :)


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KFSys
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August 8, 2023

Heya @09c265c50be54e97be17bc554e6068,

Have you created a separate nginx config for your Domain? In that config you need to specify a server_name which would be your Domain:

server_name your_domain www.your_domain
root /var/www/your_domain/html;

After having a separate config for your Domain with the above, then loading your Domain should point you to the right directory.

You can check more here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-nginx-on-ubuntu-20-04#step-5-setting-up-server-blocks-recommended

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