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nginx and sub directory

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Infuscu, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Infuscu

    Infuscu Member


    I should first mention that I am totally new to everything related to nginx (and hosting in general).

    I am trying to install XenForo on Ubuntu 12.04 with nginx and php-fpm installed. I am not getting far before I encounter problems. I've read around several threads trying to figure out what I am doing wrong but I reckon my primary problem lies within the nginx configuration. I might be missing something essential - as the general structure or something else ..

    Anyway, this is my folder structure:
    nginx config:

    I am receiving "502 Bad Gateway" when I try to reach anything on the domain (

    Urgh! What am I doing wrong here? :)

  2. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Most likely "unix:/tmp/php.socket;" isn't there.

    Make sure you route PHP requests to php-fpm correctly.
  3. Infuscu

    Infuscu Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    I am not entirely sure what you mean. Isn't line 16 what you're referring to?
  4. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    In your nginx.conf you route all php requests to the unix socket "/tmp/php.socket". The gateway error means that this socket cannot be found or cannot be used.

    Since you've installed php-fpm: Find it's socket file and route to it correctly in nginx.conf. Or alternatively do not use the socket and route requests via TCP to the php-fpm localhost listener URL.
  5. Infuscu

    Infuscu Member

    I got it working! It was indeed the routing which was incorrect :)

    Now I just gotta understand it .. seems like a complex world.

    SneakyDave likes this.

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