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Nginx Cookieless Subdomain Not Properly Serving Files

All of my static content is linked to https://static.mexicanraindeer.me, the problem is when the website sends get requests for the items. The response is HTTP/1.1 200 OK because the files are found, but all of them have ONLY the following content https://static.mexicanraindeer.me/path/tofile. I have included the two nginx server blocks below.

Main Domain Configuration

    server {
    	listen 80;
    	server_name mexicanraindeer.me;
    	return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;
    }
    
    server {
    	listen 443 ssl;
    	listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;
    
    	ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/mexicanraindeer.me-0002/fullchain.pem;
    	ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/mexicanraindeer.me-0002/privkey.pem;
    	ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
    	ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
    	ssl_dhparam /etc/ssl/certs/dhparam.pem;
    	ssl_ciphers 'ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:DHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:DHE-DSS-AES128-GCM-SHA256:kEDH+AESGCM:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:DHE-DSS-AES128-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA256:DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:AES128-GCM-SHA256:AES256-GCM-SHA384:AES128-SHA256:AES256-SHA256:AES128-SHA:AES256-SHA:AES:CAMELLIA:DES-CBC3-SHA:!aNULL:!eNULL:!EXPORT:!DES:!RC4:!MD5:!PSK:!aECDH:!EDH-DSS-DES-CBC3-SHA:!EDH-RSA-DES-CBC3-SHA:!KRB5-DES-CBC3-SHA';
    	ssl_session_timeout 1d;
    	ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:50m;
    	ssl_stapling on;
    	ssl_stapling_verify on;
    	add_header Strict-Transport-Security max-age=15768000;
    
    	root /usr/share/nginx/html;
    	index index.php index.html index.htm;
    
    	server_name mexicanraindeer.me;
    
    	location / {
    		try_files $uri $uri/index.php;
    	}
    
    	location ~ /.well-known {
    		allow all;
    	}
    
    	location ~* \.(png|js|otf|eot|svg|ttf|woff|woff2)$ {
    		expires 365d;
    	}
    
    	error_page 404 /404.html;
    	error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
    	location = /50x.html {
    		root /usr/share/nginx/html;
    	}
    
    	location ~ \.php$ {
    		try_files $uri =404;
    		fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
    		fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
    		fastcgi_index index.php;
    		include fastcgi_params;
    	}
    }

Subdomain Configuration

    server {
    	listen 443;
    
    	ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/mexicanraindeer.me-0002/fullchain.pem;
    	ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/mexicanraindeer.me-0002/privkey.pem;
    	ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
    	ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
    	ssl_dhparam /etc/ssl/certs/dhparam.pem;
    	ssl_ciphers 'ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:DHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:DHE-DSS-AES128-GCM-SHA256:kEDH+AESGCM:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:DHE-DSS-AES128-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA256:DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:AES128-GCM-SHA256:AES256-GCM-SHA384:AES128-SHA256:AES256-SHA256:AES128-SHA:AES256-SHA:AES:CAMELLIA:DES-CBC3-SHA:!aNULL:!eNULL:!EXPORT:!DES:!RC4:!MD5:!PSK:!aECDH:!EDH-DSS-DES-CBC3-SHA:!EDH-RSA-DES-CBC3-SHA:!KRB5-DES-CBC3-SHA';
    	ssl_session_timeout 1d;
    	ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:50m;
    	ssl_stapling on;
    	ssl_stapling_verify on;
    	add_header Strict-Transport-Security max-age=15768000;
    
    	server_name static.mexicanraindeer.me;
    
    	gzip on;
    	gzip_min_length 1100;
    	gzip_buffers 4 32k;
    	gzip_types text/plain text/javascript text/css;
    	gzip_vary on;
    
    	location / {
    		if ($request_filename ~ "\.(css|js|png|svg|ttf|eot|woff|otf|woff2|less|scss)$") {
    			root /usr/share/nginx/static;
    			add_header Pragma "public";
    			add_header Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate";
    			add_header Access-Control-Allow-Origin *;
    			access_log off;
    			expires max;
    
    			break;
    		}
    	}
    
    	return 200 https://static.mexicanraindeer.me$request_uri;
    }

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Accepted Answer

It seems like that’s caused by the very last line (return 200 ...) A return in nginx will literally return the content that you specify in the config line, not the contents of the requested file.

So what you are telling nginx is: “return a 200 OK status code WITH THE CONTENT: https://static.mexicanraindeer.me$request_uri”

What happens when you just take out the return line?

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