I setup my hidden service a in February and has been working completely fine. After 9 days of not having my service running 20th-29th March, Tor keeps on giving me the error "We can’t connect to the server at xxxxxx.onion". I have not touched anything.

My localhost:8080 is working fine and NGINX is logging activity as normal. From doing some research, I think maybe my generated onion is no longer working for some reason?

How would I go about creating a new onion address for my hidden service?

Thank you.

EDIT (Solution):

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Simply add another hidden service directory in the torrc.conf file & restart your Tor service with sudo service tor restart.

Medium has a great tutorial on setting up a hidden service on Tor:


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