Configuring nginx for white label

Ian Hobson ian.hobson at
Mon Nov 19 16:02:56 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I am trying to configure a "white-label" set up where the reseller
supplies only the files he needs to over-ride the basic installation - a
few images, perhaps a css file and an occasional .php file. All files he
does NOT supply should be served from a master location.

Say master is hosted in /var/www/master/htdocs
and reseller is hosted in /var/www/reseller/htdocs

I have tried
     try_files  $uri,  $uri/  ../../master/htdocs/$uri
../../master/htdocs/$uri/ =404;

This was attractive because I only named the reseller once in the server
line. Sadly it doesn't pick up the master files even though all
directories have read permissions.

I have tried jumping locations.....
     root /var/www/reseller/htdocs;
     try_files $uri $uri/ @master
     location @master {
          root /var/www/master/htdocs;
          try_files $uri $uri/ @reseller;
     location @reseller {
          root /var/www/reseller_X/htdocs;
          try_files /index.php?$args;

Oh so near. This served static master files OK, but not master php
files!  I never got index.php called.  Missing files
and master php files produced "No input file specified."

What is the correct approach for what I want to do?



Ian Hobson
31 Sheerwater, Northampton NN3 5HU,
Tel: 01604 513875
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