If nginx service is giving following error :
nginx: [alert] could not open error log file: open() “/var/log/nginx/error.log” failed (2: No such file or directory)
2018/08/25 16:10:52 [emerg] 1762#1762: open() “/var/log/nginx/access.log” failed (2: No such file or directory)
Then it means that your nginx is either not able to access the particular files/directory or you have deleted them.
If the folder ‘nginx’ doesn’t exist then use the following commands from root user ;
cd /var/log mkdir nginx
In case the directory and files exist then you need to change their user permission as per your nginx user.
Following commands might help :
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/log/nginx; sudo chmod -R 755 /var/log/nginx;