NGINX restart trouble


If I change the line in frappe-bench.conf at /etc/nginx/conf.d from:

access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log main;


access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log;

nginx runs when I restart it. Else nginx service throws an error and doesn’t run.

Does anybody know if my method is okay? Or is it likely to pose other problems.

One problem I see is that everytime I run bench setup nginx, it reverts back to this line:

access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log main;

Any permanent solutions for this?



run this command: sudo systemctl restart nginix

Same result if I run sudo systemctl restart nginix. Service doesn’t start till I change that line again.



hi @JayRam

main is actually the log format name which should be defined somewhere in the nginx configurationm like below under the http block on how you want the logs to be formatted in you logs


You don’t need to add access_log in frappe-bench.conf … as this just a link to your nginx.conf under frappe-bench config folder

Access log is by default defined in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Could you post the result for

sudo nginx -T

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Hi cent,

Here’s the output of sudo nginx -T:

Some part is edited to maintain client confidentiality.



nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf:

user www-data;
worker_processes auto;
pid /run/;
include /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/*.conf;

events {
worker_connections 768;
# multi_accept on;

http {

# Basic Settings

sendfile on;
tcp_nopush on;
tcp_nodelay on;
keepalive_timeout 65;
types_hash_max_size 2048;
# server_tokens off;

# server_names_hash_bucket_size 64;
# server_name_in_redirect off;

include /etc/nginx/mime.types;
default_type application/octet-stream;

# SSL Settings

ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2 TLSv1.3; # Dropping SSLv3, ref: POODLE
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

# Logging Settings

access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log;
error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;

# Gzip Settings

gzip on;

# gzip_vary on;
# gzip_proxied any;
# gzip_comp_level 6;
# gzip_buffers 16 8k;
# gzip_http_version 1.1;
# gzip_types text/plain text/css application/json application/javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;

# Virtual Host Configs

include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;
include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*;


#mail {

# See sample authentication script at:

# Using a PHP Script on an Apache Server as the IMAP Auth Backend | NGINX

# auth_http localhost/auth.php;

# pop3_capabilities “TOP” “USER”;

# imap_capabilities “IMAP4rev1” “UIDPLUS”;

server {

listen localhost:110;

protocol pop3;

proxy on;


server {

listen localhost:143;

protocol imap;

proxy on;



configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-image-filter.conf:

load_module modules/;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-xslt-filter.conf:

load_module modules/;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-mail.conf:

load_module modules/;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-stream.conf:

load_module modules/;

configuration file /etc/nginx/mime.types:

types {
text/html html htm shtml;
text/css css;
text/xml xml;
image/gif gif;
image/jpeg jpeg jpg;
application/javascript js;
application/atom+xml atom;
application/rss+xml rss;

text/mathml                           mml;
text/plain                            txt;
text/      jad;
text/vnd.wap.wml                      wml;
text/x-component                      htc;

image/png                             png;
image/tiff                            tif tiff;
image/vnd.wap.wbmp                    wbmp;
image/x-icon                          ico;
image/x-jng                           jng;
image/x-ms-bmp                        bmp;
image/svg+xml                         svg svgz;
image/webp                            webp;

application/font-woff                 woff;
application/java-archive              jar war ear;
application/json                      json;
application/mac-binhex40              hqx;
application/msword                    doc;
application/pdf                       pdf;
application/postscript                ps eps ai;
application/rtf                       rtf;
application/         m3u8;
application/              xls;
application/         eot;
application/         ppt;
application/vnd.wap.wmlc              wmlc;
application/  kml;
application/      kmz;
application/x-7z-compressed           7z;
application/x-cocoa                   cco;
application/x-java-archive-diff       jardiff;
application/x-java-jnlp-file          jnlp;
application/x-makeself                run;
application/x-perl                    pl pm;
application/x-pilot                   prc pdb;
application/x-rar-compressed          rar;
application/x-redhat-package-manager  rpm;
application/x-sea                     sea;
application/x-shockwave-flash         swf;
application/x-stuffit                 sit;
application/x-tcl                     tcl tk;
application/x-x509-ca-cert            der pem crt;
application/x-xpinstall               xpi;
application/xhtml+xml                 xhtml;
application/xspf+xml                  xspf;
application/zip                       zip;

application/octet-stream              bin exe dll;
application/octet-stream              deb;
application/octet-stream              dmg;
application/octet-stream              iso img;
application/octet-stream              msi msp msm;

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document    docx;
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet          xlsx;
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation  pptx;

audio/midi                            mid midi kar;
audio/mpeg                            mp3;
audio/ogg                             ogg;
audio/x-m4a                           m4a;
audio/x-realaudio                     ra;

video/3gpp                            3gpp 3gp;
video/mp2t                            ts;
video/mp4                             mp4;
video/mpeg                            mpeg mpg;
video/quicktime                       mov;
video/webm                            webm;
video/x-flv                           flv;
video/x-m4v                           m4v;
video/x-mng                           mng;
video/x-ms-asf                        asx asf;
video/x-ms-wmv                        wmv;
video/x-msvideo                       avi;


configuration file /etc/nginx/conf.d/frappe-bench.conf:

upstream frappe-bench-frappe {
server fail_timeout=0;

upstream frappe-bench-socketio-server {
server fail_timeout=0;

setup maps

map $host $site_name_gzrddlt { site1.local;
default $host;


server blocks

server {


root /home/client/frappe-bench/sites;

proxy_buffer_size 128k;
proxy_buffers 4 256k;
proxy_busy_buffers_size 256k;

add_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN";
add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=63072000; includeSubDomains; preload";
add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;
add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
add_header Referrer-Policy "same-origin, strict-origin-when-cross-origin";

location /assets {
	try_files $uri =404;

location ~ ^/protected/(.*) {
	try_files /$site_name_gzrddlt/$1 =404;

location / {
	proxy_http_version 1.1;
	proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
	proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
	proxy_set_header X-Frappe-Site-Name $site_name_gzrddlt;
	proxy_set_header Origin $scheme://$http_host;
	proxy_set_header Host $host;

	proxy_pass http://frappe-bench-socketio-server;

location / {

	rewrite ^(.+)/$ $1 permanent;
	rewrite ^(.+)/index\.html$ $1 permanent;
	rewrite ^(.+)\.html$ $1 permanent;

	location ~* ^/files/.*.(htm|html|svg|xml) {
		add_header Content-disposition "attachment";
		try_files /$site_name_gzrddlt/public/$uri @webserver;

	try_files /$site_name_gzrddlt/public/$uri @webserver;

location @webserver {
	proxy_http_version 1.1;
	proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
	proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
	proxy_set_header X-Frappe-Site-Name $site_name_gzrddlt;
	proxy_set_header Host $host;
	proxy_set_header X-Use-X-Accel-Redirect True;
	proxy_read_timeout 120;
	proxy_redirect off;

	proxy_pass  http://frappe-bench-frappe;

# error pages
error_page 502 /502.html;
location /502.html {
	root /usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/bench/config/templates;

access_log  /var/log/nginx/access.log;
error_log  /var/log/nginx/error.log;

# optimizations
sendfile on;
keepalive_timeout 15;
client_max_body_size 50m;
client_body_buffer_size 16K;
client_header_buffer_size 1k;

# enable gzip compresion
# based on
gzip on;
gzip_http_version 1.1;
gzip_comp_level 5;
gzip_min_length 256;
gzip_proxied any;
gzip_vary on;
	# text/html is always compressed by HttpGzipModule

listen [::]:443 ssl ipv6only=on; # managed by Certbot
listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot
ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot
ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot


server {
if ($host = {
return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
} # managed by Certbot

listen 80;
listen [::]:80;

return 404; # managed by Certbot


configuration file /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf:

This file contains important security parameters. If you modify this file

manually, Certbot will be unable to automatically provide future security

updates. Instead, Certbot will print and log an error message with a path to

the up-to-date file that you will need to refer to when manually updating

this file. Contents are based on

ssl_session_cache shared:le_nginx_SSL:10m;
ssl_session_timeout 1440m;
ssl_session_tickets off;

ssl_protocols TLSv1.2 TLSv1.3;
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers off;


hi jay

I am not sure how you ended up with the above config as when you run

bench setup production

it would have replaced the default files.

what you are using here is the default nginx config… You will have to run the command below to let bench create the necessary changes for nginx.

bench setup nginx

and also the below if the link is not created

sudo ln -s `pwd`/config/nginx.conf /etc/nginx/conf.d/frappe-bench.conf

Once the above is done you should have the below under your http block of /etc/nginx/nginx.conf (generated by bench)

log_format  main  '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
                  '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
                  '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';

access_log  /var/log/nginx/access.log  main;