Static homepage at root

Alejandro Mery amery at
Sat Apr 24 14:03:35 MSD 2010

On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 03:01, yourenew <nginx-forum at> wrote:
> I'm trying to host a static homepage, but send all other queries on to the proxy (which leads to django), but I'm having trouble getting it to work.  It seems to ignore the first location directive.  Are these correctly configured?  (I'm running nginx 0.6.35 and Ubuntu 9.04)

that is a very common case, an static overlay in front an application.
The right solution is to use
the try_files directive <>

try something like:

location = / {
  root /var/www/aya/htdocs/html/;
  try_files $uri $uri/index.html @proxy;

location @proxy {
  proxy_pass http://aya;
  include proxy.conf;

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