nginx conflict between multiple virtual hosts config files

  • Posted December 11, 2013


I have followed the guide on . For one virtual host, it works correctly. But when I’ve tried to add the 2nd, the new /etc/nginx/sites/available/ config file has not been recognized by nginx (I’m getting the content from the other domain). Somehow, if I remove the config file for the first host I created, the new one starts working. So I suppose there’s a conflict between both.

Both sites-available config files have the same structure:

server { listen 80; ## listen for ipv4; this line is default and implied #listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on; ## listen for ipv6

    root /var/www/;
    index index.html index.htm;

    # Make site accessible from http://localhost/

    access_log /var/log/nginx/;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/;


Any suggestion please?


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<b>“I’m serious, I think I didn’t touch anything”</b> <br> <br>DNS records can take up to 48 hours to propagate through the Internet (even in situations with multiple DNS changes; some records may be available almost immediately, while others take much longer).

It’s weird, it has started working again, and I think I didn’t touch anything. I’ll perform a backup, just in case I don’t touch anything else and stops working once again :-D <br> <br>I’m serious, I think I didn’t touch anything :-/

Thanks Pablo, that seems to be in order - both domains have their respective symbolic links from /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/* to /etc/nginx/sites-available/*

In the tutorial, make sure to complete the 2nd-to-last paragraph in <b>Step Five—Set Up the Virtual Hosts</b> (i.e. create a symbolic link to the <code>/etc/nginx/sites-enabled/</code> directory, for EACH domain).