need help forwarding http to https

Posted June 10, 2020 400 views
NginxUbuntu 18.04

So, I have this server block that supposed to redirect anything from port 80 to https. but somehow it’s not doing that. and when I access my site just using http. the website does not respond at all. I have my firewalls open(NGINX FULL), and i’m at a loss what do to.

server {
    listen 80;
    rewrite ^/(.*)$1 permanent;

server {
    listen 443 ssl;        

  #root /var/www/html;
  #index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;


    ssl on;

    ssl_certificate /home/open-call-centre/;
  ssl_certificate_key /home/open-call-centre/;

    ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

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

        proxy_pass http://localhost:3000;
        proxy_http_version 1.1;
        proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;


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Hi @marketingScubaDiver,

It seems the server block for port 80 is not configured properly. Can you please try with the following to see if it would work for you

server {
    listen 80;
    listen [::]:80;
    return 301$request_uri;

I’ll additionally, recommend checking out the following tutorial about Nginx server blocks, it’s a good read :


by Justin Ellingwood
When using the Nginx web server, server blocks (similar to the virtual hosts in Apache) can be used to encapsulate configuration details and host more than one domain off of a single server. In this guide, we'll discuss how to configure server blocks in Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 server.
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