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How to Configure Nginx VirtualHost in OpenSUSE

To Configure Nginx VirtualHost in OpenSUSE

Virtual Hosting is a technique for hosting multiple domains on a single web server. There are two types of Virtual Hosting – Name based and IP based. The former enables hosting multiple sites on the same IP address, and the latter can let a user to have different IP address for each site.

For the Nginx installation
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To Configure Nginx VirtualHost

The initial step is to get into the web root directory and create two directories under the document root directory.

linuxhelp:~ # cd /srv/www/htdocs/
linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # mkdir sites1 sites2

Once the directories are created, open the sites1 directory. Create a file with text in it. Repeat the same for the sites2 directory. Use the following command for doing it.

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs/site1 # vim index.html

Now create a separate directory on nginx configuration with the following command.

 linuxhelp:~ # mkdir  /etc/nginx/sites

After that, use the following command to create two new virtual host configuration files under sites directory.

linuxhelp:/etc/nginx/sites # touch test1.conf test2.conf

Now open the  newly created test1.conf file and configure it as follows. Repeat the same procedure for the other file.

linuxhelp:/etc/nginx/sites # vim test1.conf 
server{
listen 80;
server_name linuxhelp1.com www.linuxhelp1.com;
location /{
root /var/www/htdocs/sites1;
index index.html;
}
}

After configuring the above two files, use the following command to open the Nginx configuration file and edit it accordingly.

linuxhelp:/etc/nginx # vim nginx.conf
http {
include mime.types;
include /etc/nginx/sites/*.conf;
default_type application/octet-stream;

Now issue the following command to check the configuration status of Nginx

linuxhelp:/etc/nginx # nginx -t

nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

Once the configuration status is checked, edit the host file.

linuxhelp:~ # vim /etc/hosts
192.168.5.126   www.linuxhelp1.com
192.168.5.126   www.linuxhelp2.com

Once it is done, invoke the following command for restarting Nginx service.

linuxhelp:~ # systemctl restart nginx.service

After Nginx is restarted, open the browser and navigate to the first virtual domain by typing http://www.linuxhelp1.com. The browser displays the content of that particular file as follows.

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Now to check the second virtual domain, type http://www.linuxhelp2.com and see its content.

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You can deploy the same method to create multiple domains.

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