External Subdomain to directory in my droplet

October 1, 2015 2.5k views
Nginx Ubuntu DNS


I have my domain primarysite.com of my droplet…i create a directory /livezilla/…

I want add a external subdomain to this directory:

I have in: /etc/nginx/sites-avaliable:


server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

        root /usr/share/nginx/html;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;

        # Make site accessible from http://localhost/
        server_name http://primarysite.com;

        location / {
                # First attempt to serve request as file, then
                # as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
                #try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&args;
                # Uncomment to enable naxsi on this location
                # include /etc/nginx/naxsi.rules



server {
        listen 80;
        listen [::]:80;
        server_name www.subdomain.external.com subdomain.external.com;
        root /usr/share/nginx/html/livezilla/;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;

After :

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/subdomain.external.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/subdomain.external.com


ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/primarysite.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/primarysite.com

service nginx restart


but doens’t work…

Just primarysite.com works…

I forgot something?

  • When you say it doesn’t work, what is the exact behavior you see? Is it redirecting back to the primary default or something else?

  • subdomain.external.com redirecting to external.com… but with the ping it displays the correct ip of my droplet…

  • primarysite.com (my droplet) ip eg:
    subdomain.external.com ping directing to (exactly the ip of my droplet)

    but the subdomain.external.com is redirecting for What’s happen?

1 Answer

This solved my question. Wtf.

server {
        listen subdomain.external.com:80;
        server_name subdomain.external.com;

        root /usr/share/nginx/html/livezilla;
        index index.php index.html index.htm;

     location ~ \.php$ {

        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
        fastcgi_buffer_size 16k;
        fastcgi_buffers 4 16k;
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