Someone's tried it before: http://www.nutritionask.com/
With a bunch of widgets, changes in the design. And now you can sort by upvotes too so it's probably much more possible to do a Q&A style site than it was a month ago when you first asked 🙂
Yes, Nginx and HHVM are running (this last one in socket mode) and I explicitly commented the line in the config for the server port. Error log files for Nginx and HHVM are empty.
It returns a 502 bad gateway when I visit a file ending in .php or .hh, EVEN if it doesn't exist.
I have followed the SAME tutorial here: https://community.nodebb.org/topic/11032/nodebb-full-stack-setup (Linux Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS) and
service hhvm status and
service nginx status are up, loaded, running. HHVM works in CLI as
php command and even returns the version HipHop if I add the
PHP-FPM is NOT installed.