Nginx reverse proxy breaks my website

  • Posted February 7, 2020
  • Nginx

I created a subdomain and changed its nginx config file to:

server {
    listen 80;

    location / {

Everything works fine, the page loads except when I enter a login into my website the screen turns black. It only lets me login if I go to

What do I have to do so that I can login? is blocked by my school’s firewall for being “unknown”, isn’t.


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  1. Did you already add the subdomain in the control panel?

  2. SSH into the Droplet and run tail -f /var/log/nginx/nginx_error.log to give you a live readout of nginx errors, then go to the browser and try What do you see?