Resized Droplet now my site shows Welcome to nginx!

Posted June 13, 2018 1.3k views
ApacheUbuntu 16.04


I just resized my droplet, and now my website is down, I cannot access it via domain, and when I try to access it via IP, it showing welcome to “Welcome to nginx!” I never had nginx on my server before?

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  • If your certain it isnt nginx that’s powering your website, why not remove it with apt remove. Make a snapshot beforehand of course. Maybe something changed during resize that changed it to nginx.
    Was your site in the usual var/www/html directory?

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This usually happens when Nginx was installed in the past and then was only stopped without being disabled. I’ve seen this quite a few times.

What you need to do in order to make sure is to run:

systemctl disable nginx

That way when your server gets rebooted Nginx would not be started.

Or as Matt suggested, you could apt remove it completely.