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How to add a static site to a droplet already hosting Wordpress with nginx?

I’m trying to set up nginx on my droplet to allow a static site as well as the existing wordpress install (so 1 wordpress site i.e. wp.com and 1 static site i.e. static.com). I’m trying to follow along with https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-nginx-server-blocks-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-16-04, but I’m having trouble figuring out how those changes will affect my current wordpress set-up. Do I need to change variables for my current wordpress install so they point to the right directories? I’m using 14.04, is that tutorial even compatible? The wordpress install I did was using https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-14-04


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Generally, you can have multiple active sites with nginx using sites-enabled and sites-available directories under /etc/nginx location. You create a separate .conf file for each site you are supporting (e.g. static.com.conf and wp.com.conf). The server_name field in each of these config files files identifies which URL is associated with that configuration.

Sorry if this isn’t specific enough for you…I am not sure where your disconnect is.