Nginx: Same root folder for multiple website different robots.txt


I have a first website with this configuration:

server {

        root /var/www/website/prod;

and a second one like this with the same root folder:

server {

        root /var/www/website/prod;

And the only problem is they have the same robots.txt file.

Is it possible to tell the second server to link the file robots.txt to another file like robots-pro.txt?

And by the way the url would open the file robots-pro.txt.

Thanks, Vincent.

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Bobby Iliev
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August 8, 2021
Accepted Answer


Yes, this is doable with Nginx aliases.

In each server block you could specify the following:

    location /robots.txt { alias /var/www/html/site1-robots.txt ; }

And then just change the site1 part depending on the name of your file for each site accordingly.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

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