nginx subdomain one server help

  • Posted on May 24, 2014
  • minh.nAsked by minh.n

Hello. I’m a bit new to this. I have a droplet of ruby application. Ubuntu 12.1, nginx + unicorn. I want to create a subdomain that calls for a different directory. -> /home/rails -> /var/www/sub/public_html

I’ve followed these two tutorial:

My zone file is: @ IN A blog IN A

My “default” nginx file is: server { listen 80; root /home/rails/public; server_name; index index.htm index.html;

location / {
	try_files $uri/index.html $uri.html $uri @app;

location ~* ^.+.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|css|zip|tgz|gz|rar|bz2|doc|xls|exe|pdf|ppt|txt|tar|mid|midi|wav|bmp|rtf|js|mp3|flv|mpeg|avi)$ {

location ~* ^.+.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|zip|tgz|gz|rar|bz2|doc|xls|exe|pdf|ppt|txt|tar|mid|midi|wav|bmp|rtf|mp3|flv|mpeg|avi)$ { try_files $uri @app; }

 location @app {
	proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
	proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
	proxy_redirect off;
	proxy_pass http://app_server;


and my “” file is: server { listen 80 default_server; listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

root /var/www/blog/public_html;
index index.html index.htm index.php;


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


Both have symbolic links in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled However if I go to it shows content. I’m not sure what I’m missing.


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Awesome! Glad to hear it’s working now! :)

Ah I found the default_server you were talking about. Removing it made it work :D <br> <br>Thank you very much.

Also I followed this <br> <br>to set up rails <br>It says nginx listens to port 80 and forwards the request to Unicorn, I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it conflicting with a secondary file.