Unable to start nginx service on centos server,

Posted January 2, 2020 1.9k views

I’m unable to start nginx service which is installed on centos server,

The error states as follow,
“ Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status nginx.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details"

Tried editing the nginx.conf file no luck !
It would be great if any suggestion on this.

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I could suggest the following things:

  • Check your nginx config syntax:
nginx -t

This should provide you with the exact problem in case that you have an issue with your Nginx configuration.

  • If you get Syntax OK when running nginx -t then your configuration is correct, so I would recommend checking your error logs:
tail -f /var/log/nginx/error.log

Feel free to share your errors here so I could try to advise you further.