what's the simplest way to serve php files through an alias?

António P. P. Almeida appa at perusio.net
Sun Oct 3 03:23:53 MSD 2010

On 3 Out 2010 00h05 WEST, iberkner at gmail.com wrote:

> we have a very simple configuration.
> server block with location block
> php is served through fastcgi and works fine
> would like to add something like this:
> location /nameofalias/
> {
> alias /usr/local/nameofalias;
> }

This is now how alias is supposed to be used. In fact you're using
alias like a root directive. Using alias is for when you want to use a
certain base directory and don't want the URI to reflect that.

location /foo {
  alias /var/www/nginx-default/barz;

Request for /foo/xpto.png is translated to 


> but it does not seem to work, static files load fine.

> the php location block is like this and works fine for the main
> location block of "location /"
> location ~ .php$
> {
> include fcgi;
> fastcgi_pass;
> }

You should have a fastcgi_pass directive where you want the PHP files
to be handled. 

Also you need to escape the "." as in 

location ~ \.php$ {

--- appa

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