setup subdomain website on Amazon Lightsail NGINX

setup subdomain website on Amazon Lightsail NGINX

PART 2 of the creating website NGINX Amazon guide

  • Step 1: add subdomain A record to your Amazon DNS Zone. For more information, see DNS in Amazon Lightsail.
    Amazon Lightsail manage DNS zone
    Select A record type the subdomain and select the static IP attached to your server
    Amazon Lightsail A record DNS zone
  • Step 2: Connect to your Lightsail instance with the browser-based SSH terminal. Simple and secure.
    Amazon Lightsail connect to terminal
  • Step 3: Type commands in the terminal.
    sudo mkdir /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp
    where newapp is the folder where the new website will run
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp
    sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp
  • Step 4: Create a conf directory.
    sudo mkdir /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf
    sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf
  • Step 5: Create htdocs directory.
    sudo mkdir /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/htdocs
    sudo chown -R bitnami:daemon /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/htdocs
    sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/htdocs
  • Step 6: in the /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf folder you can create a file nginx-app.conf
    sudo touch /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-app.conf
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-app.conf
    sudo chmod -R 644 /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-app.conf
  • Step 7: in the /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf folder you can create a file nginx-vhosts.conf
    sudo touch /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-vhosts.conf
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-vhosts.conf
    sudo chmod -R 644 /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-vhosts.conf
  • Step 8: add content to the /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-vhosts.conf file.
    In the terminal
    sudo vim /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-vhosts.conf
    pres i and add text, pres ESC and type :wq! to save file
    server {
        listen    80;
        root   "/opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/htdocs";
        server_name  subdomain.example.com;
        include "/opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-app.conf";
    }
    
    server {
        listen    443 ssl;
        root   "/opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/htdocs";
        server_name  subdomain.example.com;
    
        #ssl_certificate      "/opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/certs/server.crt";
        #ssl_certificate_key  "/opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/certs/server.key";
        
           #ssl_session_cache    shared:SSL:1m;
           #ssl_session_timeout  5m;
    
        #ssl_ciphers  HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
        #ssl_prefer_server_ciphers  on;
    
        include "/opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-app.conf";
    }
    
  • Step 9: add content to the /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-app.conf file.
    In the terminal
    sudo vim /opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-app.conf
    pres i and add text, press ESC and type :wq! to save file
    index index.php index.html index.htm;
    #allow 127.0.0.1;
    #deny all;
    
    
    # Deny all attempts to access hidden files such as .htaccess or .htpasswd.
    location ~ /\. {
        deny all;
    }
    
    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_read_timeout 300;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/opt/bitnami/php/var/run/www.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME $request_filename;
        include fastcgi_params;
    }
    
    
  • Step 10: add line to the bottom of file /opt/bitnami/nginx/conf/bitnami/bitnami-apps-vhosts.conf
    In the terminal
    sudo vim /opt/bitnami/nginx/conf/bitnami/bitnami-apps-vhosts.conf
    pres i and add text, pres ESC and type :wq! to save file
    include "/opt/bitnami/apps/newapp/conf/nginx-vhosts.conf";
    
  • Step 11: Restart the server
    In the terminal
    sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart