Serving websites from S3
justin at specialbusservice.com
Thu May 19 13:16:34 MSD 2011
On Wed, 2011-05-18 at 15:40 -0700, Nicholas Wieland wrote:
> Hi guys, I've tried to ask pretty much everywhere, but no solution
> until now. I'm quite sure I'm doing something wrong here, but to be
> honest I'm not able to catch it.
> I'm rewriting urls from test.foo.com to
> bar.foo.com.s3.amazonaws.com/test, and everything works like a charm.
> If I point the browser to test.foo.com/index.html nginx serves my
> static website exactly as I want. The problem I'm facing now is that
> I'm not able to have nginx serve my index.html by default, while
> retrieving test.foo.com/
> I've tried both try_files and index so far, with no result. I've also
> tried to catch 404s and serve my index.html page (even though I guess
> this is a bad practice).
> This is what I have right
> now: https://gist.github.com/9a1ca5095392fb083f05
> Can someone help me? I'm a bit out of ideas.
> What is really strange to me is that (real example)
> http://test.stylej.am/ answers with a 404, I really have no idea why
> try_files doesn't work... Maybe $url/index.html is not right and I
> should use another syntax?
You know that Amazon added support for index files to S3?
Try_files does not work because it looks for acrual files on your file
system, and thats not where S3 is! You can use two locations, one to
match just / and one to match all other files.
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