Gitlab loads nginx's webpage instead of the login page


I have just installed gitlab on my debian server, following the instructions here.

After executing

gitlab-ctl reconfigure && gitlab-ctl restart

without any error, I cannot load the login page from browser. Instead, the nginx webpage is shown with the following content:

Welcome to nginx!
If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and
working. Further configuration is required.
For online documentation and support please refer to

Commercial support is available at

Thank you for using nginx.

Here’s a screenshot:

In fact, this is the content of


What’s wrong with my installation ?
Thank you in advance.

Did you try “gitlab-ctl status” to find if all services are up and running? Did you try accessing gitlab using ip address?

Also, did you look at the following thread? You haven’t attached any configuration so it’s difficult to say further.