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How to create subdomain with nginx server in the same droplet

I am new at digital ocean. I have created a droplet and a domain. It will be great help if i get dns configuration for subdomain and step by step procedure to create a subdomain in same droplet.
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Hi

<^>Now you need to enable the configuration, make a symlink to the enabled sites:

ln -s /etc/sites-available/sub.test.com /etc/sites-enabled/sub.test.com<^>

I think it’s

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/sub.test.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/sub.test.com

Hello,

You can easily make a website on any (sub)domain you would like to use.

First of all you would need the website files. You can put them somewhere inside /var/www. In this “tutorial” we will use /var/www/sub.test.com You also need to have your DNS records setup properly, so your subdomain redirects to your droplet. For example:

sub.test.com. 1800 IN A 123.345.234.4

Now you can configure nginx to serve a specific website on a specific domain. Make a new configuration in nginx (rename test.com to anything that reminds you of the config):

sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/sub.test.com

Inside the configuration place and edit the following:

server {
        listen 80;

        root /var/www/sub.test.com;
        index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

        server_name sub.test.com www.sub.test.com;

        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
        }
}

<^>Inside this configuration modify the following to your specific setup:

  • root (your website file directory)
  • server_name (your website domain)<^>

Now you need to enable the configuration, make a symlink to the enabled sites:

ln -s /etc/sites-available/sub.test.com /etc/sites-enabled/sub.test.com

Last thing to do is restart nginx:

service nginx restart

You should now be able to check the website on your subdomain. Hope it will work, if you have any questions just ask!

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