How to point a Cloudflare Domain to a subfolder on DigitalOcean's App Platform

Hi guys,

I have a nuxt app that I deployed using the App Platform. It has different pages in subfolders like


Now I bought a cloudflare domain and used CNAME to point the domain to What I would like to achieve now is, that I would like to point my domain to one of the subfolders.

  • should serve the content from
  • should serve the content from

From the domain perspective I read about redirects, workers and more, but I didn’t manage to achieve what I wanted. Now I would like to look for the possibilities from digitalocean perspective. I think nginx proxying should help me achieve what I need, but is that also possible on the App Platform?

I would be happy so get some directions on what I could take a look at.

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Bobby Iliev
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May 18, 2024

Hi there,

A quick way to achieve this would be to use a $4 Droplet with Nginx and setup your proxy rules on there, eg:

server {
    listen 80;

    location / {
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

That way you can point your DNS to the Droplet’s IP address and you can add as many domains as you need.

Instead of a Droplet, you might be able to achieve this with a Dockerfile and a service deployed on the App Platform:

But what I would personally advise you here is to just have two separate apps for each project. That way you can take advantage of the native App Platform routing and domain mapping instead of having to manage a separate reverse proxy service.

Is there a specific reason or a limitation why you need the two sites deployed under the same app instead of separate ones?



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