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I have a sub-domain, In my main-site,, I would like to rewrite to, but keep the url intact.

Is that something I can do with nginx rewrite rules?

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Quoting from the documentation I don't think this is possible:

If the replacement string begins with http:// then the client will be redirected, and any further rewrite directives are terminated.

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You will need to look into doing a proxy_pass instead of a rewrite.

For example:

server {
  location /something {
     # you may use rewrites here to re-format the path portion of the
     # URL before passing it on.
     # e.g.:  rewrite ^/(abc)  /def last;
     proxy_pass; # Proxy on the request, without redirecting.
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