Did you accidentally bork your Nginx web server and now need to run back the contents of the default configuration file in the sites-available directory? Or do you just want to save the default /etc/nginx/sites-available/default file contents for later use?

Dont' worry, we've got you covered!

Here are the full contents of the default sites-available Nginx file for you to copy and paste (we have a raw text version as well):

    
      ##
      # You should look at the following URL's in order to grasp a solid understanding
      # of Nginx configuration files in order to fully unleash the power of Nginx.
      # http://wiki.nginx.org/Pitfalls
      # http://wiki.nginx.org/QuickStart
      # http://wiki.nginx.org/Configuration
      #
      # Generally, you will want to move this file somewhere, and start with a clean
      # file but keep this around for reference. Or just disable in sites-enabled.
      #
      # Please see /usr/share/doc/nginx-doc/examples/ for more detailed examples.
      ##

      # Default server configuration
      #
      server {
              listen 80 default_server;
              listen [::]:80 default_server;

              # SSL configuration
              #
              # listen 443 ssl default_server;
              # listen [::]:443 ssl default_server;
              #
              # Note: You should disable gzip for SSL traffic.
              # See: https://bugs.debian.org/773332
              #
              # Read up on ssl_ciphers to ensure a secure configuration.
              # See: https://bugs.debian.org/765782
              #
              # Self signed certs generated by the ssl-cert package
              # Don't use them in a production server!
              #
              # include snippets/snakeoil.conf;

              root /var/www/html;

              # Add index.php to the list if you are using PHP
              index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

              server_name _;

              location / {
                      # First attempt to serve request as file, then
                      # as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
                      try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
                      # proxy_pass http://localhost:8080;
                      # proxy_http_version 1.1;
                      # proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
                      # proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
                      # proxy_set_header Host $host;
                      # proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;
              }

              # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000
              #
              #location ~ \.php$ {
              # include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
              #
              #       # With php7.0-cgi alone:
              #       fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000;
              #       # With php7.0-fpm:
              #       fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;
              #}

              # deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root
              # concurs with nginx's one
              #
              #location ~ /\.ht {
              #       deny all;
              #}
      }


      # Virtual Host configuration for example.com
      #
      # You can move that to a different file under sites-available/ and symlink that
      # to sites-enabled/ to enable it.
      #
      #server {
      #       listen 80;
      #       listen [::]:80;
      #
      #       server_name example.com;
      #
      #       root /var/www/example.com;
      #       index index.html;
      #
      #       location / {
      #              try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
      #       }
      #
    
  

Good luck in your coding endeavors and thanks for reading!