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NGINX Websites all point to same place

  • Posted on April 10, 2014
  • shaunAsked by shaun

I followed this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-nginx-virtual-hosts-server-blocks-on-ubuntu-12-04-lts--3

I have two websites: web1 and web2 and their respective directories on the droplet are:

  1. /var/www/web1/public_html
  2. /var/www/web2/public_html

In my sites-available directory I have a file called ‘sites’. The contents of the file is here: http://pastebin.com/0yz3Lrwt

I have two files in the /etc/nginx/global directory: common.conf and wordpress.conf. - The contents of each is: Common.conf: http://pastebin.com/gZxPeNBt Wordpress.conf: http://pastebin.com/UdA9JrZr

I created a symbolic link from sites-available to sites-enabled and I have checked inside the sites-enabled directory and the only link in there is the one for the ‘sites’ file.

In the public_html directory for web2, I have index.html containing the following HTML: <html><body><h1>Site 2</h1><p>Working</p></html>

The problem is that when I go to both web1.com and web2.com it comes up with the following text: “Site 2 Working”. It seems like web1 and web2 are both pointing to /var/www/web2/public_html, when web1 should be pointing to /var/www/web1/public_html

Anyone have any ideas? I’ve been stuck on this for a couple of days and can’t work out how to get past it.

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And you add the domains to the hosts? My problem was the server name, but not your case.

Any ideas anyone?

I tried what you guys have said but to no avail. I reinstalled nginx and have redone the configs to something much simpler than before. I’ve also split each site into a separate file to make things simpler. <br> <br>Here are the 3 nginx files I’ve modified: <br>- /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: <a href=“http://pastebin.com/nZ8FBrEP”>Pastebin</a> <br>- /etc/nginx/sites-available/web1: <a href=“http://pastebin.com/qAUsUFU3”>Pastebin</a> <br>- /etc/nginx/sites-available/web2: <a href=“http://pastebin.com/EUR2auis”>Pastebin</a> <br> <br>I’ve created the soft symbolic links for web1 and web2, pointing to the /etc/nginx/sites-enabled directory. I also deleted the default one in sites-enabled. <br> <br>With these configs, I still have the same problem as before with web1.co, web2.co.uk and the IP address of the droplet all pointing to the index.html file inside the web1 directory. Preferably, the IP of the droplet would go nowhere and the two domains would point to the correct directories. <br> <br>Any ideas? I’m completely stuck.