stuck on 'welcome to nginx' gunicorn django ubuntu 16.04

I am stuck on the ‘welcome to nginx’ page and I need help. Here is what I have and tried.

Test passed: gunicorn --bind myapp.wsgi:application


Description=gunicorn daemon

ExecStart=/home/jarjar/myapp/myappenv/bin/gunicorn --workers 3 --bind unix:/home/jarjar/myapp/myapp.sock myapp.wsgi:application



server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    listen [::]:80 default_server;
    return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;

    root /home/jarjar/myapp;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
    location /static/ {
        root /home/jarjar/myapp;

    location / {
        include proxy_params;
        proxy_pass http://unix:/home/jarjar/myapp/myapp.sock;

    location ~ /.well-known {
        allow all;

server {
    listen 443 ssl http2 default_server ;
    listen [::]:443 ssl http2 default_server;
    include snippets/;
    include snippets/ssl-params.conf;

sudo rm /etc/nginx/sites-available/default sudo systemctl start gunicorn sudo systemctl enable gunicorn sudo nginx -t sudo systemctl restart nginx

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This will never work because you’re redirecting http to https (server block with listen on 443) and there’s no location there (except if inside those includes)

If you’re running this site via http, remove the return 301 ... If you plan on serving it only in https, remove all location entries from the server entry that listens to 80 and put them inside the server block that listens to 443.

Try this:

rename your proxy_pass:

proxy_pass http://django_projectname_server;

and then, BEFORE your server entry

upstream django_projectname_server {
  server unix:/fullpath/to/sockfile.sock fail_timeout=0;

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