How to setup nginx to server static content and reverse proxy a nodejs web server.
I have a droplet setup with nginx using server blocks to have several virtual hosts, letsencrypt and nodejs running: thanks to the great tutorials. I'm using koa.js for the nodejs webserver and I use react to build the static files. I would like to configure nginx to serve the static files from /var/ww/whatever.com while still proxying all other requests.
The reverse proxy part works, but the static content is not served when I access the site as foo.com/ or foo.com/index or foo.com/index.html. All of the requests are passed to the nodejs process instead.