[root@localhost bin]# systemctl status nginx.service
● nginx.service - The nginx HTTP and reverse proxy server
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nginx.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2018-04-09 16:35:28 IST; 6min ago
Process: 22654 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nginx (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Process: 22597 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/nginx -t (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Process: 22595 ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/rm -f /run/nginx.pid (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Apr 09 16:35:27 localhost.localdomain nginx[22654]: nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:443 failed (98: Address already in use)
Apr 09 16:35:27 localhost.localdomain nginx[22654]: nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain nginx[22654]: nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain nginx[22654]: nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:443 failed (98: Address already in use)
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain nginx[22654]: nginx: [emerg] bind() to [::]:80 failed (98: Address already in use)
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: nginx.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain nginx[22654]: nginx: [emerg] still could not bind()
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Failed to start The nginx HTTP and reverse proxy server.
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Unit nginx.service entered failed state.
Apr 09 16:35:28 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: nginx.service failed.

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The errors shown here indicate that ports 80 and 443 on your droplet are already in use. If you already have Apache or another web server running on your droplet you will need to stop that service in order to start nginx. Two services cannot share the same port so if you have a need to run both you’ll need to configure them to use different ports.

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