I have been fiddling with nginx to make a reverse proxy for Deluge with no avail on my Raspberry Pi 3 running the latest version of raspbian. So, I attempt to uninstall it. I did the usual thing, sudo apt-get remove nginx followed by sudo apt-get purge nginx and sudo apt-get autoremove and ending with a reboot for safe measure. So then, I go to my local IP, and I see this: I find that other people have the same issue, but none that are exactly the same as mine. I tried removing everything related to nginx. I have tried:

  • sudo apt-get remove nginx nginx-common followed by sudo apt-get purge nginx nginx-common
  • sudo apt-get remove --purge nginx*

  • sudo apt-get remove nginx-core nginx-full nginx-light nginx-extras nginx-naxsi nginx-common followed by purging all of these

  • I have tried looking at all the ports that are being used/listened by my Pi, and nothing showed up that would point to port 80, or nginx.
  • I even tried removing the HTML file that is being displayed on my local IP located in /var/www/html, and THAT DIDN'T EVEN WORK. (I got this method from this guide)

This program has caused me a lot of frustration, and I just want it gone.

I can provide any additional information if necessary.


  • I find that other people have the same issue - nobody else has any issue removing nginx that I can find - perhaps you're browser or something else on your non raspberry pi computer is at fault - because, you've definitely uninstalled nginx .... try to execute ps ax | grep nginx - the only output will be grep nginx Jun 23, 2019 at 7:31
  • I did the command you mentioned, and I got this: 5588 pts/1 S+ 0:00 grep --color=auto nginx it's interesting because I have been doing everything remotely, and on my laptop the welcome screen pops up with no fail, but when I'm on my phone I don't get anything.
    – ejach
    Jun 23, 2019 at 11:44
  • so, nginx is successfully uninstalled - your issue is with your laptop Jun 23, 2019 at 13:27


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