GitLab install success but no URL


We are setting up the AWS POC using the documentation and have run our ruby file in the ec2 instance without error. Each gitlab component is reading as up except for nginx because we have disabled it. The gitlab configure finishes but we are still unable to run connect on port 80 locally for health checks or any health checks at all. Also, we get a 502 bad gateway when going to the external url we setup. All the networking is allowing traffic to the gitlab server and vice versa so we believe it must be something wrong with the gitlab configuration and service