Question

Host non-Ghost webpage with Nginx and Ghost

  • Posted on June 18, 2014
  • nc.varieAsked by nc.varie

Hi everyone, I just installed ghost and I am having some trouble hosting some non-ghost content on my server. I would like to have ghost as homepage, but host in (example) /var/www/static a PDF file, or another HTML page. I sincerely do not know what to do. Reading around I tried to change my /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf

<pre> server { listen 80; server_name nicolacarboni.com; root /var/www/ghost/content/themes/chiara;

location / {
    try_files $uri @proxy;
}

location @proxy {
    proxy_set_header   X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header   Host      $http_host;
    proxy_pass         http://127.0.0.1:2368;
}

} </pre> In order to host on /var/www/ghost/content/themes/chiara static files, but it does not work… Do you have some solutions?


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You can set this up with an alias directive in your Nginx configuration:

<pre> server { listen 80; server_name nicolacarboni.com; root /var/www/ghost/content/themes/chiara;

location / {
    try_files $uri @proxy;
}

location @proxy {
    proxy_set_header   X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header   Host      $http_host;
    proxy_pass         http://127.0.0.1:2368;
}

location /static/ {
        alias /var/www/static/;
}

} </pre>