Rewrite configuration in web space (like .htaccess)

Cliff Wells cliff at
Thu Apr 16 03:29:53 MSD 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 22:19 +0200, mates007 at wrote:
> Hi,
> is there a way to let users without access to nginx configuration set rewrite rules? Something like .htaccess in apache with AllowOverride option, without need to reload server configuration.
> Thanks, Martin

Not as such.  What you *can* do is let each user have their own instance
of Nginx on 127.0.0.x and proxy to them from the main Nginx instance.
This might seem like overkill, but Nginx uses so little resources it
isn't a big deal and gives much more flexibility and security compared
to htaccess.


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