Problem with NGINX config file root location


I’m having an issue with getting nginx to display my site after installing a certificate.

I’ve referenced the original location where the site files are within the root parameter in the file but i’m still getting the welcome to NGINX page.

this is my configuration

server {

        root /var/www/html;

        listen 443 ssl;


        ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/;
        ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/;

        ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
        ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
        ssl_dhparam /etc/ssl/certs/dhparam.pem;
        ssl_session_timeout 1d;
        ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:50m;
        ssl_stapling on;
        ssl_stapling_verify on;
        add_header Strict-Transport-Security max-age=15768000;

        # Add index.php to the list if you are using PHP
        index index.phpindex.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;


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

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

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

        location ~ /.well-known {
                allow all;

server {
    listen 80;
    return 301 https://$host$request_uri;

Thanks in advance!!


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@garfield1979 Okay, but if you used the WordPress One-Click-App, then it should already come with a configuration, where PHP-FPM is installed and Nginx is pointing to that. It seems like you’re using two configuration files then. You need to make sure there’s only one file located in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/ - and that’s the current file we want to edit.

Hi @garfield1979

There’s a couple of problems with your config, but is your web root location /var/www/html ? Looking at your site right now, it looks like it’s working - but only http, not https.