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I need nginx to serve a certain location for a certain directory request, for example:

localhost/this_site

to serve

/path/to/this_site

How can I make that work?

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so when someone goes to http://localhost/this_site you want to serve the contents of /path/to/this_site? – Wayne Werner Dec 27 '12 at 17:44
    
Exactly right!! – George K. Dec 27 '12 at 17:53
    
If my answer solved your problem you should mark it accepted by clicking the green checkmark – Wayne Werner Dec 31 '12 at 15:00
up vote 1 down vote accepted

You want the location (This post about nginx, django, and gunicorn has a good introduction).

server {
    ... your server code here ...
    location /this_site/ {
        root /path/to/this_site;
    }
}

Should do what you're looking for.

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Yep! Thanks a lot – George K. Dec 31 '12 at 15:47

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