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Nginx shows default page

Hello,

I followed this tutorial to install Nginx on my droplet but I still see the “Welcome to nginx!” page instead of my home page.

Here’s the content of my config file:

/etc/nginx/sites-available/mydomain.com

server {
        listen 80;
        listen [::]:80;

        root /var/www/mydomain.com/html;
        index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

        server_name mydomain.com www.mydomain.com;

        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
        }
}

Also, when I run sudo nginx -t command, I get the following:

nginx: [warn] conflicting server name "mydomain.com" on 0.0.0.0:80, ignored
nginx: [warn] conflicting server name "www.mydomain.com" on 0.0.0.0:80, ignored
nginx: [warn] conflicting server name "mydomain.com" on [::]:80, ignored
nginx: [warn] conflicting server name "www.mydomain.com" on [::]:80, ignored
nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

Please assist.

Thank you.

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Finally figured it out. For me, what worked was that I had to add the IP address as one of the server_names:

server_name abc.com www.abc.com 123.345.66.7;

Hello,

Request you to refer to below link, which gives you better insights on how to resolve this:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/nginx-showing-welcome-page-instead-of-homepage https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14460935/nginx-only-shows-welcome-page

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Sri Charan