With the base install of nginx, your
Just to add another approach, you can use a separate file for each virtual domain or site you're hosting.
You can use a copy of default as a starting point for each one and customize for each site.
Then create symlinks in sites-enabled. In this way you can take sites up and down just by adding or removing a symlink and issuing a service nginx reload.
You can get creative and use this method to redirect sites to a maintenance mode page while you are doing site maintenance.
So the structure looks like this:
/sites-available/ (you can use obvious file names like this) | |-> a.mysite.com |-> b.mysite.com |-> someOtherSite.com /sites-enabled/ (these are just symlinks to the real files in /sites-available) | |-> a.mysite.com |-> b.mysite.com
Notice that since there are only the first two entries are the only symlinked items in
sites-enabled, the third entry,
someOtherSite.com is therefore offline.