Nginx and MariaDB Issues Fix on Upgrading DigitalOcean Droplet from Ubuntu 14.04.5 to 16.04.1

Today after I updated the packages on my blog digital ocean droplet (here’s my entire wordpress setup) I discovered that it was ready to be upgraded to the new Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS.

DigitalOcean already offers a wonderful guide for you to follow, but there were some caveats on my system that needed to be fixed before and after the upgrade.

Those were

  • MariaDB repository
  • Nginx failed to restart

here’s how I fixed it. Continue reading Nginx and MariaDB Issues Fix on Upgrading DigitalOcean Droplet from Ubuntu 14.04.5 to 16.04.1