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is it possible to run PHP and Node.js on the same Nginx Server and VPS? I already manage to make nginx as reverse proxy for node.js but my question is how to run it alongside with PHP?

I want node.js to run on the subdomain let say node.mydomain.com while my PHP application runs on mydomain.com.

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Take a look at this post: http://bergie.iki.fi/blog/dnode-make_php_and_node-js_talk_to_each_other/

You could make a simple communicating script on node.mydomain.com and have the NodeJS server listen on another port.

Else you can also proxy_redirect http://node.mydomain.com http://mydomain:8080/; so here you have to run the NodeJS on another port, too.

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  • Thanks! I'm going to try this now on my DigitalOcean VPS. – Port 8080 Jan 10 '15 at 15:51
  • Good luck dude :) – Cr41s3 Jan 10 '15 at 16:05
  • Thanks. I just did it. I created a virtual host both for PHP and Node.js. Then I just added proxy_pass http://localhost:3000 to my Node.js virtual host configuration. It is now accessible. – Port 8080 Jan 10 '15 at 17:01

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