RegEx VHost name and the default VHost

Valentin V. Bartenev vbart at
Wed Jan 23 22:30:21 UTC 2013

On Thursday 24 January 2013 00:54:22 automatix wrote:
> Thank you very much for the usefull links and the tip. Yes, the vhost
> default was not default. Now I've set it to default explicitly with the
> flaf default_server and everything works fine!
> Thank you, Valentin!
> Since "default server is the first one"
> (, the problem must
> have been, that the server couldn't find a vhost for the request and just
> took the first vhost. But what ist "the first" vhost, when all vhosts are
> stored in different files?
> In which order are the vhost files processed?

Actually there is no such thing like "the vhost files" in nginx.
You probably mean those files included from nginx.conf by the
"include" directive (see: ).

Before nginx 1.3.10 the order was arbitrary. Since version
1.3.10 they sorted alphabetically on unix systems.

Please note, such directories like "sites-enabled" and
"sites-available" are not something common for nginx.
In fact, they created by nginx package on some linux systems
because the maintainers of these packages find it convenient.

  wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev


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