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How to use Nginx as reverse proxy for Node apps?

First we need to do followings
1. Create Node App
2. Create Nginx server block
3. Update hosts file
4. Restart Nginx

1. Create Node App
Already I have node app that is running on http://localhost://3000
So start with second point.
2. Create nginx server block
Run following command on terminal

sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/{app.dev}

And put following contents

server {
    listen 80;

    server_name app.dev;

    location / {
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr; 
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for; 
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host; 
        proxy_set_header X-NginX-Proxy true; 

        proxy_pass http://localhost:3000/; 
        proxy_redirect off; 

        # Socket.IO Support 
        proxy_http_version 1.1; 
        proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade; 
        proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade"; 

and press control+o and then control+x to save & close file
Now run following command on terminal to create symlink

sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/app.dev /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/app.dev 

3. Update hosts file

sudo nano /etc/hosts

put following line at bottom of this file app.dev
and press control+o and then control+x to save & close file
4. Restart Nginx

sudo service nginx restart

How to create virtual host using ubuntu/nginx

Create server block file named tutorials.local under path
and put following contents:

server {
        root /var/www/html/tutorials;
        server_name tutorials.local;
        index index.html index.htm index.php;
        charset utf-8;
    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;
        location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
        location = /robots.txt { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

   access_log off;

   sendfile off;

  client_max_body_size 100m;

 location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param REQUEST_SCHEME $scheme;
        fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
        fastcgi_buffer_size 16k;
        fastcgi_buffers 4 16k;

    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;

now run following command in terminal

sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/tutorials.local /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

Now restart nginx

sudo service nginx restart
Create hosts entry
sudo vi /etc/hosts

and add following at the end of file tutorials.local