Is nginx.conf file dynamically updatable
Luca De Marinis
loop at interact.it
Tue May 4 15:05:22 MSD 2010
On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Ziyad Saeed <myschizobuddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> nginx.conf file in inf format or any other template based format would have been the easiest thing to do. perhaps future version of nginx can go down this route.
I advocate the templating way.. but I hope it doesn't get into nginx
properly. Managing the generation of it's own configuration files is
generally a bad idea... then why not make coffee as well? ;)
> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Michael Shadle <mike503 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a php command line script that builds separate conf files in one of my servers and does simple string replacement.
>> Also remember you can use includes so you can leave the main nginx.conf alone and have it include stuff from another directory you write out..
>> On May 3, 2010, at 6:24 AM, Luca De Marinis <loop at interact.it> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM, Ziyad Saeed <myschizobuddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So I store the configuration in a database or xml file or whatever, and then generate the conf file from it.
>>> thank you.
>> Also, using a templating system with a scripting language (say, erb + ruby or whatever you're comfortable with) or the good old m4 may be viable, and probably simpler to use and implement. This is very easy and very convenient if you have to generate lots of different configurations (say, for n virtual hosts, or n virtual hosts on n servers) but which all share a limited number of prototype configurations.
>>> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 3:14 AM, Gabriel Evans <me at gabevans.com> wrote:
>>>> There's no API that I know of, unless you want to make your own module. You could try having a separate directory for virtual hosts included and use a database to store and generate the configuration. It'd be a lot easier than trying to interpret the configuration as well.
>>>> On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 4:21 AM, Ziyad Saeed <myschizobuddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Inorder to make a simple UI for editing nginx.conf. I need a way to edit nginx.conf without having to open it up in a text editor. Does nginx have an api that i can use to edit information that is inside nginx.conf. This will help newbies add virtual host information and edit parameters via a UI.
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