I realize this looks like a duplicate of at least a few other questions, but I have read them each several times and am still doing something wrong.
Following are the contents of my myexample.com nginx config file located in
listen 443 ssl;
listen [::]:443 ssl;
server_name myexample.com www.myexample.com;
add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains";
#Configures the publicly served root directory
#Configures the index file to be served
index index.html index.htm;
It works, when I go to https://myexample.com the content is served and the connection is secure. So this config seems to be good.
Now if I change the ssl port to 9443 and reload the nginx config, the config reloads without error, but visiting https://myexample.com shows an error in the browser (This site can’t be reached / myexample.com refused to connect. ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED)
I should note that I can use a non-standard port and then explicitly type that port into the URL, e.g., https://myexample.com:9443. But I don't want to do that. What I want is for a user to be able to type myexample.com into any browser and have nginx redirect to the secure connection automatically.
Again, I have no issues whatsoever when I use the standard 443 SSL port.
Edit: I'm using nginx/1.6.2 on debian/jessie