I am trying to deploy my Symfony app to the Digital Ocean. The problem is with routing - the app cannot find my annotation routes in the Controller, so on requesting the response is default Symfony homepage.

My dev.log is :

request.ERROR: Uncaught PHP Exception Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Exception\NotFoundHttpException:                                                                                                       "No route found for "GET /"" at /var/www/coinwatch/vendor/symfony/http kernel/EventListener/RouterListener.php line 136                                                                                                                     {"exception":"[object (Symfony\\Component\\HttpKernel\\Exception\\NotFoundHttpException(code: 0): No route found for \"GET /\" at /var/www/coinwatch/vendor/symfony/http-kernel/EventListener/RouterListener.php:136)\n                    [previous exception] [object] (Symfony\\Component\\Routing\\Exception\\NoConfigurationException(code: 0):  at /var/www/coinwatch/vendor/symfony/routing/Matcher/Dumper/CompiledUrlMatcherTrait.php:182)"} [] 

I have been following this guide https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-deploy-a-symfony-4-application-to-production-with-lemp-on-ubuntu-18-04

My source code (app is working correctly on my localhost) [https://github.com/holesa/coinWatch]

Here is my server block config file

server {
    listen 80;
    listen [::]:80;

    server_name coinwatch;
    root /var/www/coinwatch/public;
    index index.php;
    client_max_body_size 100m;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

    location ~ \.php {
        try_files $uri /index.php =404;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME $fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;

    location ~ /\.(?:ht|git|svn) {
        deny all;

On command

php bin/console debug:router 

it returns no routes

Thanks in advance.

edited by MattIPv4

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2 answers

Finally, I have fixed it. The problem was apparently in outdated composer packages. This command worked.

composer update --with-dependencies 

Initially, the previous command was failing because of lacking swapping memory. That was fixed by following commands.

/bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024
/sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1
/sbin/swapon /var/swap.1

Since you say it works locally, my best guess would be a caching problem. Go and check /var/www/coinwatch/var/cache - does it have the proper permissions?

You can also try running bin/console cache:clear -vvv on the droplet and see what happens, perhaps the cache isn’t being generated properly.

Also check your codebase for hardcoded paths.

P.S. Why do you have a var/log folder inside public? Is that a custom thing, or is Symfony creating it? The var folder should generally be outside of public.

  • Thanks for the answer.

    I have checked it and all files in the var folder have the proper permissions. When there is incorrect permission (I have tried that) it returns a fatal error, so I guess this is no problem. I have deployed another app [https://github.com/yemiwebby/symfony-blog] with the same process and here everything works fine. I am really confused.

    Clearing out the cache with that command didn`t help either. In my code, I had some hardcoded paths, but only to static files. It is fixed now but without change.

    Yes, the var/log folder inside the public was created by me for custom logging in development. I won’t need it anymore so I have removed it.

    Well, it looks like a cache problem, but at this moment I have no idea how to solve it.

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