Server Block not Working, it Goes to the Default Server Block


I’m currently trying to add a Server Block for one of my domains but for some reason it’s not working, it goes to the default block when viewed on a browser, this is what I did.

  1. Pointed my domain to the name server from Digitalocean. NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM NS2…

  2. Added the domain under the DNS menu in Digitalocean

  3. Created a folder for my site in the /var/www folder. /var/www/mysitename

  4. Created an index.html file inside the mysitename folder. /var/www/mysitename/index.html

  5. Created the server block file. /etc/nginx/sites-available/

** block content: **

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

root /var/www/mysitename;
index index.html index.htm;


location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
  1. Enabled the server block. sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/ /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

As you can see this is not set to be the default block but when I type it show the content from the block I have set as the default block.

Any idea what am I missing?


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This question was answered by @ryanpq:

After enabling the server block did you restart your nginx server so it picked up the new configuration?

service nginx restart

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