Problem with starting nginx in Ubuntu 16.04

We have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on our server and almost everything is done. When we try to start nginx, we get this error: Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status nginx.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

Could you please help us to solve this issue. We have been searching for hours with no luck.

It looks like Passenger isn’t bundled into your Nginx configuration

We are running run Ruby on rails.


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I had same problem after upgrading Ubuntu to 16… solution was to fix paths in file:

sudo vi /lib/systemd/system/nginx.service

to: “/opt/nginx/sbin/nginx”

and after “systemctl daemon-reload” everthing worked


The following guide should provide you with a simplified way of installing Ruby, Passenger and NGINX with minimal hassle.

You’ll need to install a version of Nginx that includes passenger. This can mean compiling Nginx yourself or using a binary package that includes passenger support.