Configure multiple subdomains and location blocks for reverse-proxy.

elmono nginx-forum at
Sat Apr 19 20:50:19 UTC 2014

I have not been able to successfully locate the information I need to do
this since many of the examples online are our of date or use bad practices
so I will ask here.

First, my setup is as follows:
1. domain_i_own.tld ==> my_public_ip
2. my_server running on port 8083
3. Firewall wide open

1. domain_i_own.tld/my_server ==> domain_i_own.tld:8083
2. subdomain01.domain_i_own.tld ==> domain_i_own.tld/my_server ==>

My configuration:

upstream my_server {
        server localhost:8083;

server {
        server_name domain_i_own.tld;
        root /var/www/domain_i_own.tld;
        location /my_server {
        	proxy_pass              http://my_server;
        	proxy_next_upstream     error timeout invalid_header http_500
http_502 http_503 http_504;
        	proxy_redirect          http://my_server   http://$host;
        	proxy_buffering         off;
        	proxy_set_header        Host            $host;
        	proxy_set_header        X-Real-IP       $remote_addr;
        	proxy_set_header        X-Forwarded-For

Not Found
The requested URL /my_server/ was not found on this server.
my_server HTTP Server listening at localhost Port 8083

If I directly go to http://domain_i_own.tld:8083 ==> Success.
If I directly go to ===> Success.

Thus, I know the services are all running properly. However, the reverse
proxy is not.

It is not clear, exactly, why this is happening.

Is the location block being ignored?

I would like to get this part solved before I tackle the subdomain problem.

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

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