Static files don't serve with Nginx

Hi, I am trying to deploy my website on server ubuntu 22.04 from digitalocean.I followed all the instructions to configure django with postgresql, gunicorn and nginx on digitalocean blog. Finally when I open domain on web browser it is fine,but it doesn’t serve the static files. Here is my relevant sections of code file

DEBUG = False
STATIC_URL = 'static/'
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static/')

PS: I have done with the collectstatic.

nginx file …

server {

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
    location /static/ {
        alias /home/user/;


    location / {
        include proxy_params;
        proxy_pass http://unix:/run/gunicorn.sock;

Any idea to solve the problem. Thanks in advance

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Bobby Iliev
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July 17, 2023

Hi there,

It looks like your settings are mostly correct. However, a common mistake is that STATIC_URL should be a URL, not a directory. In your case, it should be:

STATIC_URL = '/static/'

If you’re still having issues, I would suggest checking your web console when visiting your site to see the exact error that shows up, and also checking the Nginx error log at /var/log/nginx/error.log.

Let me know how it goes!



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