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How to configure nested subfolder to subdomain Nginx redirects

  • Posted March 24, 2014

I’m trying to set up multiple subfolder to subdomain redirect like this:

<pre> location ~ ^/~([^/]+)/(.)$ { location ~ ^/~ask/(.)$ { rewrite ^(.*)$ http://forum.site.com$1 permanent;
}

location ~ ^/~forum/(.)$ { rewrite ^(.)$ http://forum.site.com$1 permanent;
}

location ~ ^/~qa/(.)$ { rewrite ^(.)$ http://forum.site.com$1 permanent;
} } </pre>

The idea is that all requests to site.com/ask, site.com/forum and site.com/qa will be redirected to forum.site.com. With the above code, only redirects from site.com/ask are working. What could be wrong with the rest and is there a better way to setting them up?

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That’s not needed – you can replace all of the location blocks with the one rewrite rule I posted.

How would you modify the location line to match, or is that not needed with your form of the rewrite?

Try using the following rewrite rule instead, does that fix it? <br><pre>rewrite ^/(ask|forum|qa)/(.*)$ http://forum.site.com/$2 permanent;</pre>