I'm trying to setup django under some suburl, lets say /myproject, with nginx and uwsgi. However, I can't get it working. Whatever I try, seems that uwsgi_modifier1 30; option doesn't work. I always get doubled path, instead of localhost:8000/myproject, I get localhost:8000/myproject/myproject

What am I missing? Here are the relevant files:

Django urls.py

from django.conf.urls import patterns, include, url
from django.http import HttpResponse

# Uncomment the next two lines to enable the admin:
from django.contrib import admin

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    # Examples:
    url(r'^$', lambda x: HttpResponse('Hello world'), name='home'),

    # Uncomment the next line to enable the admin:
    url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),

I didn't change anything in default django settings.py, except adding DB info. And here is nginx conf file:

upstream mydjango {
    server unix:///home/username/www/myproject/c.sock;

server {
    listen 8000;
    server_name localhost;

    location /myproject/ {
        uwsgi_pass mydjango;
        include /home/username/www/myproject/uwsgi_params;
        uwsgi_param SCRIPT_NAME /myproject;
        uwsgi_modifier1 30;

and I'm starting uwsgi from command line for now with:

uwsgi --socket c.sock --module myproject.wsgi --chmod-socket=666

I don't find any errors in the logs, just 404, because there is no nginx conf for path / on 8000 port, but there is no django url rule to match /myproject/myproject/ either. So where is my mistake? If that is relevant, I'm trying this on debian wheezy, nginx the latest from mainline, python-3.3.2


Have you tried using rewrite instead of uwsgi_modifier1 ?

    location /myproject {
        rewrite /myproject(.*) $1 break;
        include /home/username/www/myproject/uwsgi_params;
        uwsgi_pass mydjango;
  • This seems to work fine, any ideas why uwsgi_modifier1 doesn't work? – Rapolas K. Aug 27 '13 at 20:02
  • @RapolasK. No idea, I have never used this directive. – Changaco Aug 27 '13 at 20:15

I got it working! Trick was to tell Django about the path with FORCE_SCRIPT_NAME as well and modify static paths. For me this solution is good enough as suburl is only configured in local settings for Django and in nginx.conf.

Ubuntu 14.04 + Django 1.8 + uwsgi + nginx 1.4.6


server {
    listen 80;
    server_name firstsite.com www.firstsite.com;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

    location /1/static {
        root /home/ubuntu/firstsite;

    location /1 {
        include         uwsgi_params;
        uwsgi_param SCRIPT_NAME /1;
        uwsgi_modifier1 30;
        uwsgi_pass      unix:/home/ubuntu/firstsite/firstsite.sock;

Add three lines to Django firstsite/settings.py:


For the completeness, here is my uwsgi firstsite.ini using virtualenv in ~home/Env:

project = firstsite
base = /home/ubuntu

chdir = %(base)/%(project)
home = %(base)/Env/%(project)
module = %(project).wsgi:application

master = true
processes = 5

socket = %(base)/%(project)/%(project).sock
chmod-socket = 664
vacuum = true

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