Nginx config error: [emerg] 1226#0: duplicate location

I’ve been getting web socket errors in the browser console so I added to my site’s Nginx config file, some code a fellow posted here:… But Nginx did not approve. The site isn’t responding in the browser and it says “fail” when I try to restart the Nginx service after removing the new code from the config file. There’s this error in /var/log/nginx/error.log:

2015/04/18 21:09:57 [emerg] 1226#0: duplicate location "/" in /etc/nginx/conf.d/loyr.conf:14

And this is the Nginx config file for the domain /etc/nginx/conf.d/loyr.conf:

server {
 listen 80;


 location / {
 proxy_pass http://localhost:3001;
 proxy_http_version 1.1;
 proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
 proxy_set_header Connection ‘upgrade’;
 proxy_set_header Host $host;
 proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;


Any ideas? Thanks!

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This question was answered by @jesin:

Hi @temiamosu,

Sorry I’m late but if you’re still having this issue try the following.

The sites-enabled Nginx directory could be having some duplicate files due to improperly closed file editors.

Find such files and remove them.

ls -al /etc/nginx/sites-enabled

As for the PHP errors I think you’re missing a module.

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