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In Nginx, how can I rewrite all http requests to https while maintaining sub-domain?

I want to rewrite all http requests on my web server to be https requests, I started with the following: server { listen 80; location / { rewrite ^(.*) https://mysite.com$1 ...
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How to set up Nginx as a caching reverse proxy?

I heard recently that Nginx has added caching to its reverse proxy feature. I looked around but couldn't find much info about it. I want to set up Nginx as a caching reverse proxy in front of Apache/...
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How to reduce number of sockets in TIME_WAIT?

Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 x86 I've got a machine with a FCGI HTTP service behind nginx, that serves a lot of small HTTP requests to a lot of different clients. (About 230 requests per second in the peak ...
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What is Apache's equivalent of Nginx's try_files?

In Nginx there is try_files, a config directive that "checks for the existence of files in order, and returns the first file that is found". I find it very neat to do this location ~* \.(gif|jpe?g|...
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How to force or redirect to SSL in nginx?

I have a signup page on a subdomain like: https://signup.example.com It should only be accessible via HTTPS but I'm worried people might somehow stumble upon it via HTTP and get a 404. My html/...
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Nginx rewite rules 403 error

I am having trouble with converting .htaccess files to nginx. I have 3 .htaccess files. The first .htaccess file is located in the document root and is as follows: Options +FollowSymLinks ...
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nginx HTTPS serving with same config as HTTP

Is there a way to share configuration directives across two nginx server {} blocks? I'd like to avoid duplicating the rules, as my site's HTTPS and HTTP content are served with the exact same config. ...
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How can I get around using alias in nginx?

Due to a long-standing bug in nginx I was advised to switch my alias directive with a root directive. Unfortunately this now breaks my static files, which are located in a different directory to my ...
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Nginx reverse proxy + URL rewrite

Nginx is running on port 80, and I'm using it to reverse proxy URLs with path /foo to port 3200 this way: location /foo { proxy_pass http://localhost:3200; ...
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Dump nginx config from running process?

Apparently, I shouldn't have spent sleepless night trying to debug an application. I wanted to restart my nginx and discovered that its config file is empty. I don't remember truncating it, but fat ...
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nginx real_ip_header and X-Forwarded-For seems wrong

The wikipedia description of the HTTP header X-Forwarded-For is: X-Forwarded-For: client1, proxy1, proxy2, ... The nginx documentation for the directive real_ip_header reads, in part: This ...
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maintaining redirects in nginx from an external source

I am in the situation to give our marketing department the opportunity to maintain their redirects by their own. Until now, they passed the information to the IT department and we maintained it for ...
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Nginx + php5-fpm = “File not found”

I've hit a wall whilst setting up a site using nginx / fpm. The page displays "File not found", and this appears in the nginx error.log: FastCGI sent in stderr: "Primary script unknown" while reading ...
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Strange Bittorrent Log On My Server

I don't know if the following log has something to do with my site being down sometime. I have lot of websites on my server and they don't have any logs like the following: 117.169.1.85 - - [03/Jan/...
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Nginx: how to set host header to the server chosen (load balancing)

I have a site that works as load balancer. Site A. I have other sites that only can have one domain. So if i just redirect to them it says host name not found. So if i manually set header to ...
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NGinx Best Practices

What best practices do you use while using NGinx?
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Ordering: 1. nginx 2. varnish 3. haproxy 4. webserver?

I've seen people recommend combining all of these in a flow, but they seem to have lots of overlapping features so I'd like to dig in to why you might want to pass through 3 different programs before ...
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Nginx + php-fpm “504 Gateway Time-out” error with almost zero load (on a test-server)

After debugging for 6-hours - I am giving this up :| We have a nginx+php-fpm+mysql in LAN with almost 100 wordpress (created and used by different designers/developers all working on test wordpres ...
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Why is setting Nginx as a reverse proxy a good idea?

I have a Django site running on Gunicorn with a reverse proxy through Nginx. Isn't Nginx just an extra unnecessary overhead? How does adding that on top of Gunicorn help?
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nginx automatic failover load balancing

I'm using nginx and NginxHttpUpstreamModule for loadbalancing. My config is very simple: upstream lb { server 127.0.0.1:8081; server 127.0.0.1:8082; } server { listen 89; ...
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nginx+django serving static files

I have followed instruction for setting up django with nginx from the django wiki (https://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/DjangoAndNginx) and have nginx setup as follows (a few name changes to fit my ...
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Nginx Redirect via Proxy, Rewrite and Preserve URL

In Nginx we have been trying to redirect a URL as follows: http://example.com/some/path -> http://192.168.1.24 where the user still sees the original URL in their browser. Once the user is ...
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nginx: no permission to bind port 8090 but it binds to 80 and 8080

I'm struggling with some strange permission related behavior: when I configure nginx to listen to port 8080 everything works as expected, but when I use any other port I get something like 2014/01/10 ...
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nginx support for .htaccess / rewrite rules? Differences from Apache?

I've been working with Apache http servers for quite some time, and finally making the move to static-content servers alongside the others dynamic-content machines. I was wondering, does nginx ...
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Nginx 1 FastCGI sent in stderr: “Primary script unknown”

My first time using Nginx, but I am more than familiar with Apache and Linux. I am using an existing project and when ever I am trying to see the index.php I get a 404 File not found. Here is the ...
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How to mitigate POODLE but keep SSLv3 support for old clients

How do I mitigate the POODLE attack, but still keep support for old clients such as IE6 on Windows XP or an e-mail client. I've noticed that google does this: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze....
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Apache or NGINX for PHP?

I've read quite a bit on the major benefits to running NGINX over Apache for serving static files. However, I have never seen an article talking about Apache vs NGINX for serving PHP pages. Question: ...
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nginx case insensitive rewrite

I am trying to make my nginx redirects as clean as possible. I understand ~* is for case insensitive but I can only get it to work in example 2. Example 1 rewrite ^/foobar http://www.youtube.com/...
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Nginx proxy by Request Method

Is it possible/how can I configure an Nginx location block to proxy to different backends depending on the request method (ie. GET/POST)? The reason is, I am currently handling the 2 methods at 2 ...
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Copy and deliver a request to another nginx server for real traffic testing

I have a Flask web service which runs on uwsgi+nginx and it works well. I have another development version of the service which runs on another server. It also runs on uwsgi+nginx. What I want to do ...
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Nginx protect directory with password, except for specific ip's

In my Nginx setup I would like to password protect some website, except when I access it from my ip at home. How do I set this up? Also, except for getting access to my home pc, is this safe?
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Can nginx listen on port 80, but send upstream to backend using SSL on 443?

For PCI compliance, my application is forced to use a secure/encrypted connection between the reverse proxy server and backend app server, whereas the connection coming into the reverse proxy is on ...
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Strange request in access.log, how to block?

I am using nginx on my own server, and I noticed a few days ago some strange request in my access.log : 77.50.217.37 - - [19/Aug/2011:17:50:50 +0200] "GET http://images.google.com/ HTTP/1.1" 200 151 "...
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Nginx: Forward all Subdomains

My code doesn't work with second level tld's like domain.co.uk Here is my conf: # add www. if ($host ~ ^(?!www)) { rewrite ^/(.*)$ http://www.$host/$1 permanent; } # remove subdomain ...
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how to remove location block from $uri in nginx configuration?

I have a rewrite in my ngix conf file that works properly except it seems to include the location block as part of the $uri variable. I only want the path after the location block. My current config ...
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nginx location pathing issue

I've got a pretty much default sites-enabled set up in my nginx on debian squeeze and i'm now trying to get it to serve up my munin graphs on myhost/munin/ Heres the location i've added to the config ...
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How do you run Nginx on port 8080 and Apache on port 80 on the same box?

I want to install Node.js on my box (CentOS 5) for testing and sandboxing but I can't uninstall Apache as recommend by developers using Nginx. So what I'd like to do is have Nginx serving nodejs....
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PHP scripts time out but regular pages are snappy

I'm having a strange issue with nginx and PHP-FPM. I have a server set up to serve downloads for my website. It's not very beasty, it's only a Celeron G530 and 4GB of RAM, because of this, I'm running ...
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Deploying a static site on AWS EC2/nginx: what am I doing wrong?

I set up a micro instance (Ubuntu, 32 bit) and assigned an elastic IP (23.23.245.104) Public DNS: ec2-23-23-245-104.compute-1.amazonaws.com I successfully ssh'ed to the machine and installed nginx. ...
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Disable caching when serving static files with Nginx (for development)

We are using Nginx to serve static files on a development platform. As it is a development platform, we'd like to disable caching so that each change is propagated to the server. The configuration of ...
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How do I add Access-Control-Allow-Origin in NGINX?

How do I set the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header so I can use web-fonts from my subdomain on my main domain? Notes: You'll find examples of this and other headers for most HTTP servers in the ...
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Apache vs Nginx

I have been investigating the differences between Apache and Nginx recently and am confused about which I should choose. I have done some searching but there is no definitive comparison between the ...
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Setting expires headers for static content served from nginx

I'm using nginx to server my static content, is there a way that I can set the expires headers for every file that meets a specific rule? For example can I set the expires header for all files that ...
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number of nginx worker processes

I'm setting up nginx to serve a Drupal install, and I seem to find conflicting information on the nginx worker processes setting. One site says you need two, one says you need five, one says one per ...
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How can I use environment variables in Nginx.conf

[Cross-posted and edited down from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21933955 as it was considered too sysadmin-like for StackOverflow.] I have a docker container running Nginx, that links to ...
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How to rewrite the domain part of Set-Cookie in a nginx reverse proxy?

I have a simple nginx reverse proxy: server { server_name external.domain.com; location / { proxy_pass http://backend.int/; } } The problem is that Set-Cookie response headers contain ;...
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how do I get nginx to forward HTTP POST requests via rewrite?

My iOS app is currently accessing domain A via http POST but I would like to forward all requests to domain B. If I use the usual "rewrite ^/(.*)$ http://mydomain/$1 permanent;" the POST data ...
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nginx rewrite for an url with parameters

I have an URL of this type: http://www.example.com/?param1=val1&param2=&param3=val3&param4=val4&param5=val5 And I want to redirect it to this one: http://www.example.com/newparam/...
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How does try_files work?

I looked at the nginx documentation and it still confuses me utterly How does try_files work? Here is what the document says From NginxHttpCoreModule try_files syntax: try_files path1 [...
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How to use nginx to proxy to a host requiring authentication?

How can I setup an nginx proxy_pass directive that will also include HTTP Basic authentication information sent to the proxy host? This is an example of the URL I need to proxy to: http://username:...