How do I set up multiple websites on one droplet and configure DNS correctly ?

Posted May 21, 2015 4.8k views


I have a Ubuntu 14.04 droplet, running a nodejs and a nginx server. The nodejs server distribute a website on port 80, and the nginx serves a WordPress on 1337.
I easily binded my domain name to the nodejs server, but am struggling to do the same for my wordpress installation …
I can’t figure out how to bind my domain to a specific port (which apparently is impossible), and I can’t think of another way of binding two domains on two servers hosted on the same machine.

Help ? :)

Thank you in advance !


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I think what you want to do is have your Wordpress served from nginx on port 80 and set up your node to listen on 1337. Then set up forwarding as per this tutorial.

server {
    listen 80;
    location / {
        proxy_set_header   X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header   Host      $http_host;

Thanks you very much @asb and @phocks, I finally figured it out !
Thanks to both of your tutorial, I managed to better understand nginx :)


I’m in the same situation, but I don’t want to use for the blog.
I would like to use

is it possible? (I have the nodejs app in