upstream timed out (110: Connection timed out) while reading response header from upstream

Posted September 28, 2021 369 views
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Hi all,
After successful deploying MERN stack app into the DO,
I got 504 Gateway Time-out issue and I checked server error logs here(/var/log/nginx/error.log)

2021/09/28 16:33:18 [error] 1252#1252: *6 upstream timed out (110: Connection timed out) while reading response header from upstream, client: x.x.x.x, server: _, request: "POST /api/users/login HTTP/1.1", upstream: "", host: "x.x.x.x", referrer: "http://x.x.x.x/signin"

Any suggestions on how to solve this issue?

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Hi @axiom88guru,

So far in my experience, such errors have always been from the Application side rather than NGINX. Check your Application, I can guarantee there will be a misconfiguration somewhere on it rather than with NGINX.

Other than that, I can’t give more suggestions just because I’m not sure what your setup is or the configuration of the app.

  • Hi @KFSys, thanks for replying.
    In terms of this application, it was working like charm before I destroy old server and created a new droplet and deployed source again.

    Like you mentioned, it might be misconfiguration somewhere but its really hard to find whats going on with my server.

  • Problem solved. Yes, it was my configuration problem. Thanks @KFSys

    • Hi @axiom88guru,

      I’m glad to hear you were able to resolve the issue on your own!

      Can you please share if it was something specific you missed or just a small typo?

      I’m asking in case other people find this question helpful.

      • Hi @KFSys, thanks for connecting.

        The problem was solved because it was just a small typo issue.
        Please note that the URL above has “ at the end and that leads to a problem.
        Hope other people find this answer helpful.