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301 redirect howto?

Frederik H-Henriksen 6 years ago updated 6 years ago 9
How to do a permanemt 301 redirect using nginx? I want eg. www.domain1.com & domain1.com to point to domain3.com

domain3.com already has a website created in ajenti using nginx.

I need this as I have a lot domains that need to point to domain3.com or subfolders/pages on that domain

Thank you.

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You can do this by adding another website for www.domain1.com, and adding this custom website configuration:

rewrite ^ http://domain3.com$request_uri permanent;

(from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7947030/nginx-no-www-to-www-and-www-to-no-www)
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You can do this by adding another website for www.domain1.com, and adding this custom website configuration:

rewrite ^ http://domain3.com$request_uri permanent;

(from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7947030/nginx-no-www-to-www-and-www-to-no-www)
Thank you but I dont see a 301 in there? The 301 redirect is important for SEO. Also does this redirect both www -> no www and no www -> no www?
'permanent' will instruct NGINX to send '301 Moved Permanently' response.
Thank you I will test that. And my dns updates.

I have another problem. Added these:

website1.com

website2.com 

on 2 websites in the manager and in the domains under the manager: website1.com for #1 and website2.com for #2. 

However if I enter www.website1.com it points me to website2.com ? What happened here ? 


Thank you
Have you created a website for www.website1.com / added a www.website1.com domain to some website? If www.website1.com domain is unknown to NGINX, it will point you to an random website of yours. Note: 'www.' is a subdomain like any other.
I have just added www.website1.com to the same config under domains. Strangely enough it still sends me to website2.com. 

How about typo errors ? What if someone makes subdomain typos? Can I use a wildcard like *.website1.com ? For anything that is "NOT" defined?
Yes, you can use any wildcards (examples: http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/server_names.html#wildcard_names). Also, you can mark one of the ports in websites as Default, and it will receive all requests with unknown domains on this port.
First question in above fixed ( dns refresh). Thank you.
Thank you for your swift responses and very accurate answers. I hope *.website.com should be enough for me.