How to enable access to nodejs on different port, with ssl now installed

For a number of years I have had my website at another host, accessing a ‘visual rule editor’ using nodejs on a digital ocean Ubuntu 16.04 droplet (listening on port 1880) - inside a wordpress html frame, I have decided to do two things:

  • port the website to digital ocean
  • add ssl - using letsencrypt - for

I now have the wordpress site running, and accessible using https.

The html frame used to be accessed like this (second line): <?php Starkers_Utilities::get_template_parts( array( ‘parts/shared/html-header’, ‘parts/shared/header’ ) ); ?> <iframe src=“” width=“100%” height=“600”></iframe> <?php Starkers_Utilities::get_template_parts( array( ‘parts/shared/footer’,‘parts/shared/html-footer’ ) ); ?>

I am expecting to be able to change it to something like: <?php Starkers_Utilities::get_template_parts( array( ‘parts/shared/html-header’, ‘parts/shared/header’ ) ); ?> <iframe src=“https://localhost:1880/?env=website#” width=“100%” height=“600”></iframe> <?php Starkers_Utilities::get_template_parts( array( ‘parts/shared/footer’,‘parts/shared/html-footer’ ) ); ?>

What reference should I use and how do I configure nginx to proxy to nodejs, which is listening on port 1880?


Colin Goldberg

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Check my tutorial about using Nginx as a reverse proxy.

Hope it helps you.