Laravel and Nginx static files

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So I am having a problem with getting Nginx to serve static files for my Laravel app. I can see in chrome’s dev tools that the requests are being made to the path, where those files should be ( But they are not being loaded at all. I’ve tried getting it to work in a lot of ways, but it just doesn’t seem to do the job. Could anyone help me with that? Cheers!

  server {

    listen 80;


    keepalive_timeout   70;
    root /var/www/html/portfolio/public;
    index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;
    autoindex on;

    charset utf-8;

    location / {
        root   /var/www/html/portfolio/public;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
    location = /robots.txt  { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

    access_log off;
    error_log  /var/log/nginx/myapp-error.log error;

    sendfile on;

    client_max_body_size 100m;

    rewrite ^ /index.php last;

    location ~ .php$ {
        try_files $uri =404;
    fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
        fastcgi_buffer_size 16k;
        fastcgi_buffers 4 16k;

    location ~ /.ht {
        deny all;

Basically, there’s a lot of files in /public directory that are not loading, but should be. Like for example css, js, html files for angular templates etc…


As Kyslik hinted, this could be a permission problem.

I had a similar problem, running Laravel on Homestead on Windows 10. In my case, I could access the files from publiccss directory, but not from publiccssvendor. I realized that I created the vendor directory from Windows, and as a result, the files in it were not accessible by ngingx.

To fix the issue I deleted the vendor directory and recreated it from within the vagrant box.

Source: stackoverflow