Serving website with Apache, with Nginx as interface?

Alex Hall ahall at
Thu May 12 21:34:09 UTC 2016

Hello all,
Here's what I'm trying to do. I have two sites, and The fun part is that sd1 is a Flask app, served by Nginx.
However, sd2 is OSTicket, which must be served by Apache, it seems. Of
course, Apache and Nginx can't listen to port 80 at the same time, and as
this is a subdomain on a local, Windows DNS, I can't make
point to myip:8080 or anything like that.

Thus, my best option appears to be this: Nginx listens to all incoming
traffic on 80. If the request is for anything to do with sd1, it handles it
just like it does now. However, if the request is for sd2, Nginx somehow
hands off the request to Apache, then returns what Apache gives it back to
the user.

I've heard that people use Apache and Nginx together, but I haven't found
anyone who uses them to serve two subdomains, with Nginx as the "gateway"
and handler of one subdomain, and Apache as the handler for the other
subdomain. Is there any way to do this? Am I even making sense? Thanks for
any ideas anyone has.

Alex Hall
Automatic Distributors, IT department
ahall at
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