Question

IP canonicalization in Nginx

  • Posted July 21, 2014

How to solve IP canonicalization in Nginx?

ls /etc/nginx/sites-enabled

WordPress

cat /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/wordpress

ServerName mysite.com

Subscribe
Share

server { listen 80; listen [::]:80; server_name 102.121.121.278; rewrite ^ http://www.domainname.com.com$request_uri? permanent; }


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

I have this question too, but I already run more than one site. I do have a file in sites available title digitalocean and this is the key part I tried to make it like your example above.```server { listen 80 default_server; listen [::]:80 default_server;

    root /usr/share/nginx/html/index.html;

    index index.php index.html index.htm;

    # Make site accessible from http://localhost/
    server_name _ localhost 138.xxx.x.x;

    return 403;
the ip address doesnt serve anything which I dont think is good.

Make sure server_name is set to mysite.com and that the listen line doesn’t contain default_server in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/wordpress.

Then, add a new virtualhost called default with the following config:

server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    listen [::]:80 default_server;
    server_name _;

    return 403;
}

Finally, restart nginx:

sudo service nginx restart

This should make sure your site is served only when you’re accessing it using the domain name. The IP address will just return a 403 Forbidden error.