Nginx still displaying default index.html even though I've set up an server block in /sites-available + symlinked

I’ve setup a server block file for a xenforo instance I’m setting up in /sites-available and symlinked to /sites-enabled…

All seems to be fine with that. Restarted Nginx and it’s still displaying the default .html page.

Is anything else needed?

Here is the server block file in /sites-available:

Default server configuration

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

    # SSL configuration
    # listen 443 ssl default_server;
    # listen [::]:443 ssl default_server;
    # Note: You should disable gzip for SSL traffic.
    # See:
    # Read up on ssl_ciphers to ensure a secure configuration.
    # See:
    # Read up on ssl_ciphers to ensure a secure configuration.
    # See:
    # Self signed certs generated by the ssl-cert package
    # Don't use them in a production server!
    # include snippets/snakeoil.conf;

    root /var/www/html/xf_pluix;

    # Add index.php to the list if you are using PHP
    index index.php index.html;


   location / {
            # First attempt to serve request as file, then
            # as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
            try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$uri&$args;

    # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on
    location ~ \.php$ {
    #       include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
    #       # With php7.0-cgi alone:
    #       # With php7.0-fpm:
    #       fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;
            fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
            include         fastcgi_params;

    # deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root
    # concurs with nginx's one
    #location ~ /\.ht {
    #       deny all;


Thanks for any and all help!

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I noticed that your configuration accepts connections for but not for With the /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default file in place anything that does not match your server_name will be handled by that default site definition.

You can either add the name to your server_name field, or if this is the only site you’ll be hosting you can change it to server_name _; which will match any name.

Be sure to restart Nginx after making your changes with:

service nginx restart