Nginx - Not a Directory

Nextcloud version: 12.0.4
Operating system and version: Ubuntu 16.04
Nginx version: 1.10.3
PHP version: 7.0.22
Is this the first time you’ve seen this error?: Yes

Error : [error] 32396#32396: *218 open() "/var/www/nextcloud/html/index.php/favicon.ico" failed (20: Not a directory) 

Issue: After configuring the server and filling out the Nextcloud config/db connector, the page errors outs and all I can find in the logs is the error above.

Nginx Config:

PHP Config:

Using Let’s Encrypt with Certbot for SSL.

Originally I was having redirection issue and I was able to resolve those, but this error has me stumped.

Any ideas?

I appreciate the review.

Nextcloud Config Below… Can only use two links as a new user.

Enable gzip but do not remove ETag headers

gzip on;
gzip_vary on;
gzip_comp_level 4;
gzip_min_length 256;
gzip_proxied expired no-cache no-store private no_last_modified no_etag auth;
gzip_types application/atom+xml application/javascript application/json application/ld+json application/manifest+json application/rss+xml application/vnd.geo+json application/ application/x-font-ttf application/x-web-app-manifest+json application/xhtml+xml application/xml font/opentype image/bmp image/svg+xml image/x-icon text/cache-manifest text/css text/plain text/vcard text/vnd.rim.location.xloc text/vtt text/x-component text/x-cross-domain-policy;

location = /robots.txt {
allow all;
log_not_found off;
access_log off;

The following 2 rules are only needed for the user_webfinger app.

Uncomment it if you’re planning to use this app.

#rewrite ^/.well-known/host-meta /public.php?service=host-meta last;
#rewrite ^/.well-known/host-meta.json /public.php?service=host-meta-json


location = /.well-known/carddav {
return 301 $scheme://$host/remote.php/dav;

location = /.well-known/caldav {
return 301 $scheme://$host/remote.php/dav;

set max upload size

client_max_body_size 512M;
fastcgi_buffers 64 4K;

Uncomment if your server is build with the ngx_pagespeed module

This module is currently not supported.

#pagespeed off;

location ~ ^/(?:build|tests|config|lib|3rdparty|templates|data)/ {
    deny all;
location ~ ^/(?:\.|autotest|occ|issue|indie|db_|console) {
    deny all;

location ~ ^/(?:index|remote|public|cron|core/ajax/update|status|ocs/v[12]|updater/.+|ocs-provider/.+)\.php(?:$|/) {
    #Avoid sending the security headers twice
    fastcgi_param modHeadersAvailable true;
    fastcgi_param front_controller_active true;
    fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
    fastcgi_request_buffering off;

location ~ ^/(?:updater|ocs-provider)(?:$|/) {
    try_files $uri/ =404;
    index index.php;

# Adding the cache control header for js and css files
# Make sure it is BELOW the PHP block
location ~ \.(?:css|js|woff|svg|gif)$ {
    try_files $uri /index.php$uri$is_args$args;
    add_header Cache-Control "public, max-age=15778463";
    # Add headers to serve security related headers (It is intended to
    # have those duplicated to the ones above)
    # Before enabling Strict-Transport-Security headers please read into
    # this topic first.
    # add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000; includeSubDomains; preload;";
    # WARNING: Only add the preload option once you read about
    # the consequences in This option
    # will add the domain to a hardcoded list that is shipped
    # in all major browsers and getting removed from this list
    # could take several months.
    add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;
    add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
    add_header X-Robots-Tag none;
    add_header X-Download-Options noopen;
    add_header X-Permitted-Cross-Domain-Policies none;
    # Optional: Don't log access to assets
    access_log off;

location ~ \.(?:png|html|ttf|ico|jpg|jpeg)$ {
    try_files $uri /index.php$uri$is_args$args;
    # Optional: Don't log access to other assets
    access_log off;

Sorry, I haven’t ready your configuration files in detail. Have you read through this tutorial and compared your config? Especially the Nginx config I’m guessing.

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