How do I change nginx routing on the rails/nginx preconfigured droplet on Ubuntu?

  • Posted on November 4, 2014
  • nickhallAsked by nickhall

I just installed the nginx/rails configuration with Ubuntu 14.10 and I’m trying to have nginx point to various folders that are separate from rails, but I can’t find any sites-available information, and it seems that /opt/nginx/conf/nginx.conf is also empty.

How can I add a simple route from “domain/stuff” to /var/www/stuff with this premade install?

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Edit your server block (it should be in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled) and add the following location block:

location /stuff {
    alias /var/www/stuff; # map /stuff to /var/www/stuff
    index index.html; # assuming /var/www/stuff contain static files only
    try_files $uri $uri/ =404; # requests under /stuff shouldn't be passed to rails

Then restart nginx:

sudo service nginx restart