nginx returns html instead of json response

Kaushal Shriyan kaushalshriyan at
Wed Nov 30 17:45:40 UTC 2022

On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 9:58 PM Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at>

> Hi Francis,
> Thanks a lot for all your help and support. It worked. I have configured
> the below settings in nginx after a few attempts by tweaking it. It worked
> like a charm.
> location /apis {
>                 # First attempt to serve request as file, then
>                 # as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
>                 fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
>                 add_header "X-Debug-JSON-APIS" $http_accept always;
>                 fastcgi_pass;
>                 include fastcgi.conf;
>                 fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root/index.php;
>                  }
> I have a follow up question related to the below error which appears in
> html instead of JSON format when I hit rest api calls
> in case of when the MySQL Database service is
> down as part of testing the end to end flow. The flow is as follows:
> User -> Nginx webserver -> PHP-FPM upstream server -> MySQL Database.
> *The Website Encountered an Unexpected Error. Please try again Later </br>*
> Is there a way to display the above string in JSON format?
> Please guide me. Thanks in advance.
> Best Regards,
> Kaushal


Checking in again if someone can help me with my earlier post to this
mailing list? Please guide me. Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

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