How do I gracefully reboot with a reverse proxy?
I’ve got a droplet currently running my website (a Ghost blog) behind an NGINX reverse proxy that handles all the HTTPS redirects, etc. etc.
It’s all working really well (thanks to the tutorials and answer writers on here), but my one gripe is that when I run updates and reboot the box, NGINX kicks in before Ghost loads up, meaning that anyone who happens to load my site in that 5-10 second interval gets a nice big 502 Bad Gateway error.
Is there any way to make this work a little more gracefully, so that users that open the site at that point just get put on hold for a few seconds rather than immediately getting booted to the error page and having to refresh?
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