Setup SSL on NGINX

Hi Expert, I had gone through this guide: and successfully setup the http server. But i have 2 questions.

  1. Can i have 2 listeners: port 80 and 443 in the same file ( /etc/nginx/sites-available/your_domain)

  2. I got my domain and SSL from Namecheap. I had update the NS and the traffic has redirected to DigitalOcean (correct way). But is there anyway to get the SSL from Namecheap and insert into the NGINX server?


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Bobby Iliev
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October 2, 2022

Hi there,

Yes, it is possible to have two Nginx server blocks, one for port 80 and one for port 443 for the same domain name.

In the SSL Nginx server block, you need to make sure that you have the following details:

 listen 443;


 ssl on;
 ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/yourdomain-bundle.crt;
 ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/yourdomain.key;
    ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;

Then make sure that you’ve added your SSL private key and the certificate bundle to those files specified din the config accordingly.

Before restarting Nginx, make sure to run a config test with: nginx -t and if you get Syntax OK then proceed and restart the Nginx service.

Let me know how it goes!