Question

Should I use nginx or route53 for redirect?

Posted September 15, 2020 138 views
Nginx

I have a question what should I use for subdomain redirection

I want to create

webmail.mywebsite.com and then redirect it to gmail.com

I try to do thet with nginx

server{
server_name webmail.mywebsite.com
301 https://www.gmail.com
}

But nothing happens when I try to open webmail.mywebsite.com ..

So I get idea that maybe I should use route53 if so what do you think what record should I put ?

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Route53 can’t return redirects, it’s DNS system. You need to us Nginx.

Your problem seems to be the Nginx config file is incorrect. I’ve copied and pasted a working Nginx config I have and changed the domains for you

server {
listen 80;
server_name webmail.mywebsite.com;
return 301 https://www.gmail.com;
}
Your config appears to simply be missing is the word “return” in front of the 301.

If you want to redirect https then that’s a little more work, as you need a certificate and such. You can find examples online.

  • Hi @pistle2020 I still have problem I copied your code but I still get error when I try to access webmail.mywebsite.com

    “webmail.mywebsite.com server IP address could not be found.”

    I alrady have install SSL(lets encrypt) on my server

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