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I've looked at many SE threads and done various google searches and can't figure out why i can't redirect www.mysite.com to mysite.com on my nginx server.

The 1st server block does the http://mysite.info -> https://mysite.info redirect as you'd expect. So i'm not sure why the 2nd server block isn't doing the same for the www.mysite.info -> mysite.info.

Here's the relevant part of my nginx.conf file:

server {
    server_name mysite.info;
    rewrite ^ https://$server_name$request_uri? permanent;
}

server {
    server_name www.mysite.info;
    rewrite ^ https://mysite.info$request_uri? permanent;
}

server {
    listen   443;
    ssl    on;
    server_name mysite.info;
    # other directives, handling PHP, etc.
}

Any thoughts on what's going wrong?

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You're redirecting to $server_name, which is www.mysite.info in the second server block - so all that's doing is redirecting to HTTPS, not changing the host.

rewrite ^ https://mysite.info$request_uri? permanent;

That'll handle the change in host as well as the change to HTTPS.

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Also, according to NGiNX's documentation, it is better practice to use return 301 instead of rewrite. –  nojak Aug 27 '12 at 23:38
    
@Shane, sorry I made a copy/paste mistake. My 2nd directive is as you've written in your answer. Please see my updated question. Thoughts on why that doesn't work? –  tim peterson Aug 27 '12 at 23:55
    
@Shane, also how use the return 301 given my 3 server{} blocks? I've just tried a couple things but get this error: ` invalid number of arguments in "return" directive` when I try to restart my server. –  tim peterson Aug 28 '12 at 0:01
    
@timpeterson Do you have any other server blocks? –  Michael Hampton Aug 28 '12 at 0:02
    
none that i know of, i'm a novice as you can tell, just did the sudo apt-get install nginx /php on my ubuntu machine and now here I am, are there other files I need to look at? –  tim peterson Aug 28 '12 at 0:04
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