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I have nginx running on Raspbian and I'm trying to add another server block alongside the default one. I have two files default and where mydomain is obviously my own domain. In the default file I have:

This works fine, and when I visit via via 8080 I get the standard '

Welcome to nginx!

The second file, is:

When I visit I get the default welcome message again. I have something in the folder (a wordpress install which I have been hosting elsewhere), so I'm really not sure why I'm not seeing it?

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Where are the 2 files you mentioned? Have you enabled the sites and relaoded nginx? –  xofer May 31 '13 at 15:42
They're in /etc/nginx/sites-available with symlinks in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled –  sgtbeano May 31 '13 at 15:49

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You may want to try specifying a server_name in your first server block. I suspect something is happening in the server name mapping so that both names are resolving to the same root.


For more info on server names.

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I've added to the default server block, and wierdly it points directs me to a site on another server I'm hosting..... seriously considering moving back to apache at this point :P –  sgtbeano May 31 '13 at 16:05
That sounds like a DNS issue. –  jeffatrackaid May 31 '13 at 16:34

Okay, so weirdly if I combine the two files together inside default it works as expected. For reference I now have this in a single file:

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In you main nginx.conf file, what include statements are there? Perhaps only the default file and not the entire directory was being included. –  jeffatrackaid May 31 '13 at 16:33
I checked and include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*; is in there. –  sgtbeano May 31 '13 at 18:48

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