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Ngix - 502 Bad Gateway after changing root password

I have a Bad Gateway issue on a Ruby on Rails environment and I know absolutely nothing about Ruby. I am going to be running an app for a week and a half and had this app setup by a contracted whom is not available.

Sorry if there is an answer somewhere already, everything I seen was for PHP environments and I need to solve this in 24 hours before we launch our campaign, so in a bit of panic situation.

The VPS it’s running on:

104.131.241.16 | http://invite.teachtomarket.com
Ruby on Rails on 14.04 (Nginx + Unicorn)

What happened before it last

I couldn’t get into the server via FTP or SSH, so I reset the root password. I’m assuming this caused the issue because the site went down right after.

Additional Information

In case it matters, the domain is run through GoDaddy and with an A record pointing to the IP address.

I have, no idea what to do next.


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502 means that whatever is behind NGINX went down (in your case, rails). A root password reset may have restarted your server and you haven’t set your rails application up to start on boot.