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I just cant get Magento running on a new server. I followed these Instructions exactly, I tried both methods. When I open the website, it just gives me the Magento 404 "Page not Found" page. I do not get any errors in my nginx error log either. How can I fix that? How could I enable some Magento logging, without having access to the admin panel?

Thanks in advance,

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So, Nginx doesn't deal with PHP itself, you must be farming that out to something like PHP-FCGI, does that show any errors in it's logfile?

You need to make sure that you've configured PHP-FPM properly as well to read from the correct document root. Probably go through some instructions like these and make sure you've got everything properly configured.

This isn't going to be a Magento problem, but a problem with the configuration of either your webserver or your PHP server.

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Thank you, I will have a look at this. However, my Magento config for nginx works perfectly with other magento installs. – s1ck Oct 21 '12 at 16:22
there are no errors in the php logfile. Do note that it is no server 404 but a magento 404 response. It could actually be Magento-related. – s1ck Oct 21 '12 at 16:36
Magento should have a full report about the issue in it's var/reports folder. – JamesHannah Oct 30 '12 at 22:35

If your new server is on a different domain, you need to change the base URLs in the web area of the Magento Admin panel.

System > Configuration > General > Web

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