Question

No www in /var/?

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04.

I set up nginx and it looks like it’s working properly. When I go to the IP address the welcome page shows up.

However, /var doesn’t contain a /www folder? I need this for a tutorial I’m going through.


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Accepted Answer

Hi @remylindsay

Is this the guide you are following? https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-nginx-server-blocks-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-14-04-lts

If yes, then you simply create the www folder, since it is not created by Ubuntu 14.04 (or the old version of Nginx included in that version)

It doesn’t really matter if you put your website in that folder or not - it is all configured in the server blocks parameter of Nginx called root.