Question

Should I use nginx or route53 for redirect?

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.