Question

Nginx reverse proxy breaks my website

Posted February 7, 2020 858 views
Nginx

I created a subdomain and changed its nginx config file to:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name sub.domain.com;

    location / {
        proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:8989;
    }
}

Everything works fine, the page loads except when I enter a login into my website the screen turns black. It only lets me login if I go to domain.com:8989

What do I have to do so that I can login? domain.com:8989 is blocked by my school’s firewall for being “unknown”, sub.domain.com isn’t.

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  1. Did you already add the subdomain in the control panel?

  2. SSH into the Droplet and run tail -f /var/log/nginx/nginx_error.log to give you a live readout of nginx errors, then go to the browser and try sub.domain.com. What do you see?

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