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Configure subdomain on Centos with NGINX

  • Posted April 8, 2014

I’m trying to add a subdomain to my nginx server, and can’t seem to get it working. Here’s the config file for my primary server:

server { listen 80; server_name www.kevin-whitaker.net; rewrite ^/(.*) http://kevin-whitaker.net permanent; }

server { listen 80; server_name kevin-whitaker.net;

        access_log /home/admin/public_html/kevin-whitaker.net/log/access.log;
        error_log /home/admin/public_html/kevin-whitaker.net/log/error.log;

        root   /home/admin/public_html/kevin-whitaker.net/public/;
        index  index.html;

        location / {
                      proxy_set_header  X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
                      proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
                      proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
                      proxy_redirect false;

                      if (-f $request_filename/index.html) {
                                       rewrite (.*) $1/index.html break;
                      }

                      if (-f $request_filename.html) {
                                       rewrite (.*) $1.html break;
                      }

        }

}

What I would like now is to create a subdomain as following:

ArtWorked // DevCloud

server { server_name devcloud.artworked.com; root /usr/share/nginx/html/server/devcloud; }

Where I’m I going wrong ?

And does creating a subdomain on Nginx requires DNS intry such as an A record or a CNAME as there is conflicting information online.

Thanks for your help.

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It doesn’t look like the subdomain was added. Did you add it to Cloudflare’s DNS control panel?

I’m trying to point this subdomain <br> <br>http://devcloud.artworked.com to this path… <br> <br>http://MY_SERVER_IP/server/devcloud/ <br> <br>When I hit http://devcloud.artworked.com I get the DNS error “You tried to visit devcloud.artworked.com, which is not loading.” <br> <br>I’ve already set an A Record <br> <br>devcloud in A MY_SERVER_IP. <br> <br>I’ve created a fairly simple nginx block as well… <br> <br>server_name devcloud.artworked.com; <br> root /usr/share/nginx/html/server/devcloud; <br> index index.php index.html; <br> <br> <br>Where I’m I missing ? <br>

Hi Riad, <br> <br>Could you be a little more explicit about what doesn’t work? What error messages are you receiving when trying to access the page? <br> <br>Take a look at this article for some help with setting up DNS using DigitalOcean’s panel: <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-and-test-dns-subdomains-with-digitalocean-s-dns-panel