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Nginx error on ubuntu 18.04 Basi setup multidomain

Hello, I created a brand new droplet and I’m following this guide: How to configure Multiple Domains with Nginx on Ubuntu

but when I get to Validate our Configuration and Start Nginx, it says that I have to type:

sudo nginx -t -c /etc/nginx/sites-available/domain-one.com.conf

it tells me:

nginx: [emerg] "server" directive is not allowed here in /etc/nginx/sites-available/afern247.com.conf:1
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/sites-available/afern247.com.conf test failed

Did anyone had this problem before that can help?

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Update: I’m reading https://nginx.org/en/docs/http/request_processing.html and do I have to have only one .conf where inside I set up all the servers?


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Hello friend!

I don’t see anything wrong with the guide technically, but sometimes errors are not easily seen visually. I can tell you that we have a guide for it here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-nginx-server-blocks-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-16-04

That should apply to Ubuntu 18 all the same. If you run into trouble along the way with it, you may want to start over again and go a bit more slowly. It can be much more painful to re-trace your steps and find out where an error was made.

Kind Regards Jarland