I would like to redirect admin subdirectory to a subdomain. I tried to create this rule for Nginx however it's not working:

location ^~ /admin/ {
        rewrite ^/admin(.*) http://admin.example.com$uri permanent;

Thank you Regards


Something like this should do the job:

location ^~ /admin/ {
    rewrite ^/admin/(.*) http://admin.example.com/$1 permanent;
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    Thanks for reply. I've changed a bit to optimize it: rewrite ^ http://admin.example.com/login.php$1 permanent;. I would like to also set another redirection from http://admin.exmaple.com to http://admin.example.com/login.php. Do I have to set another "location" or there is any better way to achive this. Will this cause any loops?. Thank you – HTF Jun 6 '12 at 12:29
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    You should use $scheme instead of http:// since you can later use https. rewrite ^/admin/(.*) $scheme://admin.example.com/$1 permanent; See: nginx.org/en/docs/… – darkless Mar 17 '17 at 12:10

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