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Restarting Nginx – what does this error message mean?
I followed the official DO tutorial in setting up Nginx server blocks and somehow always end up with an error message that is quite cryptic for me as a beginner. Going back every step I did before I checked for little typing errors, but no semicolons or other things seemed to be missing. Can someone give me a hint what this error message means?
sudo nginx -t nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful sudo systemctl restart nginx Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status nginx.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. systemctl status nginx.service nginx.service - A high performance web server and a reverse proxy server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nginx.service; enabled; vendor preset: en Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2018-12-28 10:42:09 UTC; 10s ago Docs: man:nginx(8) Process: 4686 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nginx -g daemon on; master_process on; (code Process: 4676 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/nginx -t -q -g daemon on; master_process
Thanks a lot in advance for any help!
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