Nginx displaying blank page, doesn't error

So I’m attempting to move my OwnCloud instance from Apache to Nginx
because I heard it was better on low-spec machines (the box is
basically a recycled desktop from like 2004; P4 + 1GB of RAM )

I’ve always run OwnCloud out of a home directory for ease of use with
samba and non-root privs. The tutorial I followed had me place it back
in /srv/http and it worked fine there; now I’m trying to figure out
why when I try to configure it back to /home, it DOESNT work.

The working config:

user http;

worker_processes 1;

#pid logs/nginx.pid;

events {
worker_connections 1024;
}

http {
include mime.types;
default_type application/octet-stream;

sendfile        on;
#tcp_nopush     on;

#keepalive_timeout  0;
keepalive_timeout  65;

#gzip  on;

server {
listen 80;
server_name localhost;

location / {
root /srv/http/owncloud;
index index.html index.php;
}

location ~ .php$ {
root /srv/http/owncloud;
fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME
/srv/http/owncloud/$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;
}
}

}

In that setup; its set to run via /srv/http/owncloud, under the user
http. And it works fine, displays the webpage no problem. (Complains
about not having permission to the database, but thats cuz its running
as http, and the database is set for public)

Below all I attempted to change was make it run via
/home/public/www/owncloud instead of /srv/http/owncloud, and under the
user public, group users.

user public users;

worker_processes 1;

#pid logs/nginx.pid;

events {
worker_connections 1024;
}

http {
include mime.types;
default_type application/octet-stream;

sendfile        on;
#tcp_nopush     on;

#keepalive_timeout  0;
keepalive_timeout  65;

#gzip  on;

server {
listen 80;
server_name localhost;

location / {
root /home/public/www/owncloud;
index index.html index.php;
}

location ~ .php$ {
root /home/public/www/owncloud;
fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME
/home/public/www/owncloud/$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;
}
}

}

Using this config file, when i give the server’s IP (192.168.0.101)
all I get is a blank page. No error messages, no warnings, nothing in
the log files. Just a blank page. if I give i192.168.0.101/index.php,
nothing changes. Anyone got any ideas as to what may be happening?
I’ve been staring at config files, and wiki’s for the last 3hrs so it
may just need a fresh set of eyes.

Hi!

You can see blank page because you have display_errors=off in php.ini,
or
may be you haven’t enough error_reporting level.

Also I think this can be because php configured with suhosin path.

2011/10/24 Eric G. [email protected]

Was able to figure it out after a fresh night of sleep and some more
googling; the reason it worked under /srv/http but not under
/home/public; was because in /etc/php/php-fpm.conf there was a
semi-hidden line for

user
group

and they were both set to http; which is fine for /srv/http/ cuz http
owns them; but since its a home directory, it needed to be

user public
group users

Thanks anyway guys; if nothing else you made me start looking at it
being php’s fault instead of nginx’s haha

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