Nginx Configuration redirecting to Node Application(Centos)

by Balasundaram

We may need some point of time to use reverse proxy server to redirect the requests to the application which may well called as a load balancer.

Nginx is one of the reverse proxy server and today I will explain how to use it to redirect to the node application running in a diffrent port.

Install the nginx 

Install the nginx either using yum (RHEL) or using apt-get install nginx in Ubuntu Operating System.

Configuration of Nginx


In centos once we install the nginx we will have /etc/nginx/conf.d

i) Create a file virtual.conf in the conf.d directory

ii) Add the following in the directory

upstream app_cluster_1 {
server localhost:8080;

server {
access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log;
error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;
location / {
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
proxy_set_header X-NginX-Proxy true;

proxy_pass http://app_cluster_1/;
proxy_redirect off;
proxy_cache anonymous;

ii)After this we need to change the default.conf.

Change the http default port from 80 to some port.

listen       80; to listen 8011;

iii) Restart the nginx server we will be getting the redirecting thing working

Ubuntu configuration will be posted in the next post…….;

Any queries feel free to ask me………..