Changing Root in Nginx

Hi! I’m trying to follow this tutorial to learn Kubernetes. For this, I installed Nginx using Homebrew to run my application. I am having trouble with changing the default root of Nginx, and make it my own application instead (This process is described in the tutorial under the title “Serving static files with Nginx”. I followed what I described there, along with other examples I saw from Google, and none of these seemed to help me.). To re-iterate, what I want to do is to change the default rendering of Nginx to my web application instead, so that when I type “localhost:80” to my browser, I will be able to see my application running, instead of Nginx’ default one. I would appreciate any help/suggestions/resources about this very much!

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I believe that if your default file is called index.html it should override the default Nginx index file.

If this is not the case, what you could do is create your own Nginx Config file and make the changes there, for example, you could change the index file there and set it to a custom one. It would look something like this:

        index your_custom_index_here.html;

Then once you have your custom Nginx config ready you could copy the new config file to your Docker file you should have something like this:

RUN rm /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf
COPY your_config.conf /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf 

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby