Nginx welcome page not going away!

I have analyzed all previous answers to this question and nothing is helping me. I have a django and nginx installation on a Ubuntu 16.04 droplet.

Here is the snippet from my /etc/nginx/sites-available/ , which also is linked to the /sites-enabled directory

server {
    listen       80;
    server_name   **my.droplet.IP.address**;
    charset      utf-8;

    client_max_body_size       10m;
    client_body_buffer_size    128k;

    # serve static files
    location /static/ {
        alias /home/**app-name**/app/static/;

    location /home/ {
        include proxy_params;
        proxy_pass http://unix:/home/**app-name**/django.sock;

If someone could please help me, everything seems to be pointing to the right folder, ironically I am trying to learn django but I can’t even get it installed right on the server!

I will be pending this thread so if any more information is needed please let me know!

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Hello, After editing the conf file did you restart nginx?

sudo service nginx restart

when you delted the defualt link do you make a new conf file?