$_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"] with nginx proxy server --> get rewritten page urls

  • Posted on February 12, 2015
  • guiffoAsked by guiffo


I am using nginx as reverse proxy server (front-end server) + apache as back-end server.

I notice I could NOT get the rewritten url output in php (like with $_SERVER[“HTTP_HOST”].$_SERVER[“REQUEST_URI”] in nginx but it works in apache.

Note: The nginx rewrite works fine in the url but the problem is the output in php code.

I am getting such un-rewritten urls like with $_SERVER[“HTTP_HOST”].$_SERVER[“REQUEST_URI”]

Can someone please help if I am doing something wrong?

This is the proxy part of my nginx

location ~ \.php$ {
     proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
     proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
     proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
     proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
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This question was answered by @EpicCDN:

If you are using apache, you don’t really need to create rules of redirection on nginx, as nginx is just a cache in this case.

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