Subdomain Redirects / Rewrites on the App Platform

I have a DO App with a custom domain:

The app has three components

  1. React frontend at
  2. React content at
  3. NodeJs API at

Is it possible to redirect/rewrite the last two components to a subdomain?

Is there a way to achieve this natively with die DigitalOcean App Platform?

Or is there any reasonable alternative? For example, adding a new component with an Nginx at with a reverse proxy.

Any input and thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Greg M
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June 21, 2023

You can partially do this with URL Redirects.


The thing is, you need a route to be configured to a component (specifically for /docs and /api). App Platform doesn’t currently support domain only matching for components, so you’d either need to host those as separate apps with different domains OR redirect to and (or similar).

It doesn’t have to be as redundant, but multiple components under the same app can’t have the same route (“/”).

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