Why can I only view default "Yay! You're on Rails!" page?

I used the One-Click Install for a Rails app. Everything appears to have gone smoothly.

So I created a folder side-by-side with the /home/rails/example app and updated /etc/nginx/sites-available/rails (and thereby sites-enabled too) to point at my folder instead of example.

I then setup my secret_key_base, and ran the command bundle exec rake assets:precompile db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production

Rebooted the server, effectively, to ensure all changes would pick up. But when accessing my site by the IP address, it still shows that default “Yay! You’re on Rails!” page.

I’m not sure what I’m overlooking and would love if someone could point me in the right direction.

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Do this:

  1. Remove the IP from your nginx vhosts ( Leave the subdomain there. Restart Nginx

  2. Stop the rails service: systemctl stop rails.service

  3. Start rails from your new app’s folder like this:

cd /home/rails/vault
rails server
  1. In your /etc/hosts, remove this line vault
  1. Try

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Are both your vhosts configured to use the server’s IP address? If so, Nginx will route all visits to the first vhost in its configuration (sites-available/rails). You’ll need to define actual domain names in both vosts sites-available/rails for both vhosts. It doesn’t have to be a registered domain name, it can be one you define in in your local PC in /etc/hosts for example.

Or comment out the “example” app and then Nginx will default to your own app from then on.