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I was just following the tutorial here. It says there:

This will create the virtual host file for Nginx in the sites-available directory. Simply paste the following into the file and change each instance of “example.com” to your site’s domain name:

server {
     listen   80;
     server_name  www.example.com;
     rewrite ^/(.*) http://example.com/$1 permanent;
     }

server {
     listen   80;
     server_name example.com;

     access_log /var/www/example.com/logs/access.log;
     error_log /var/www/example.com/logs/error.log;

     location / {
          root   /var/www/example.com/public/;
          index  index.html;
          }
}

The problem is that I don't have a domain name, I have an ip address... so what should I change example.com to? I tried changing it to my ip address, but it doesn't work

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Add the ip address to the listen directive before the port. You might have to define your virtual hosts as the default server. See: How Nginx processes a request

Remove the first section of your server file and replace the first two lines of the second section with this using your ip address.

server {
listen xxx.xxx.xxx:80;
default_server;
servername _;
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and how would I go in accessing this "site"? –  EquinoX Feb 28 '11 at 3:59
    
With the ip address –  Chris_O Feb 28 '11 at 4:07
    
what if I want to make it ip address/example –  EquinoX Feb 28 '11 at 4:26

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