How to extend folder location on nginx?


by cecelia , in category: General Help , 3 months ago

How to extend folder location on nginx?

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by gaston , 3 months ago


To extend the folder location in NGINX, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the NGINX configuration file. The location of this file can vary depending on your operating system and NGINX installation. Common locations are /etc/nginx/nginx.conf, /etc/nginx/sites-available/default, or /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf.
  2. Find the server block where the folder location needs to be extended. In this block, you will have the root directive which specifies the current folder location.
  3. To extend the folder location, you can use the location directive. This directive allows you to specify a new folder location and apply certain rules or configurations to it. Here's an example of how to extend the folder location by adding a new location block:
server {
    root /path/to/current/folder/location;

    location /extended-location {
        alias /path/to/new/folder/location;

In this example, the location directive is used to create a new folder location /extended-location that is mapped to the /path/to/new/folder/location. You can replace /path/to/new/folder/location with the actual path to the folder you want to serve.

  1. Save the configuration file and exit the editor.
  2. Test the NGINX configuration by running nginx -t command. If there are any syntax errors, it will be reported. Fix any errors before proceeding.
  3. Finally, reload NGINX to apply the new configuration by running sudo service nginx reload or sudo systemctl reload nginx depending on your operating system.

With the above steps, you have successfully extended the folder location in NGINX. Now you can access the content of the new folder location through the defined URL path.