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Nginx on Debian 7 not displaying web pages

  • Posted August 29, 2014

Hi,

I have just set up a debian 7 droplet with nginx and PHP installed. When I visited the IP for the server it displayed the default web page “welcome to nginx”. I used “sudo nano” add some HTML to this file just to check I was reading the correct file.

After saving the page will no longer display. Is there an issue with the file format after save?

Any thoughts gratefully received!

Thanks

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Can nginx read the files?

As Root:

chmod 0755 -R /path/to/html/folder

Try letting nginx user own the files

chown -R www-data:www-data /path/to/html/folder

Try restarting nginx:

service nginx restart


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Could be owner of the file, file permissions, etc… When you say won’t display, is there server error or just blank white page? You could check the nignx error log.