AR7 AR7 - 5 months ago 32
Node.js Question

How do you serve static files from an nginx server acting as a reverse proxy for a nodejs server?

My current nginx config is this:

upstream nodejs {
server 127.0.0.1:3000;
}

server {
listen 8080;
server_name localhost;
root ~/workspace/test/app;
index index.html;

location / {
proxy_pass http://nodejs;
proxy_set_header Host $host ;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
}
}


I'm very very new to nginx, but at the very least I know that nginx is better than node/express at serving static files. How can I configure the server so that nginx serves the static files?

AR7 AR7
Answer

I solved it using this new configuration:

upstream nodejs {
    server localhost:3000;
}

server {
    listen 8080;
    server_name localhost;
    root ~/workspace/test/app;;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ @nodejs;
    }

    location @nodejs {
        proxy_redirect off;
        proxy_http_version 1.1;
        proxy_pass http://nodejs;
        proxy_set_header Host $host ; 
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr; 
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    }
}

Thanks to the following stack overflow post


How to serve all existing static files directly with NGINX, but proxy the rest to a backend server.