Problems with nginx and moodle

Hello there, im new on digitalocean. I am tring to install moodle 3.9. on the server but i have problems with the nginx server, it wont start, theres an error but i cant find it. Ive followed these instructions to step by step for installing moodle, but on the last step where i make the last changes on the server configuration file and when i wanna restart the nginx service then im getting an error. These instructions:

Can please someone help me or give me an advice how to solve this problem?

P.S. ive uploaded some screenshots about the problem and what kind of settings i have.

Hope i solve this soon.

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Bobby Iliev
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November 16, 2020
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Hi there @pa3k,

From the first image, I can see that you have Apache installed as well. Note that you can have only one service listening on the same port. So it is not possible to have Apache and Nginx running on the same ports.

What you need to do is stop and remove Apache completely and only run Nginx.

For more information on how to troubleshoot common Nginx problems, I could suggest going through this answer here:

Regards, Bobby

Hi @pa3k,

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