HowTo: Nginx Webserver Send Charset utf-8 Under Unix

in Categories last updated November 11, 2012

I was told that to improve resource download parallelization in IE8 I need to send the character set to the HTTP Content-Type response header. How do I set charset utf-8 under nginx web server running on Unix like operating systems?

Nginx Redirect (Rewrite) Old Domain To New Domain With HTTP 301

in Categories last updated October 28, 2012

I‘ve changed the domain name from long-domain-name-example.com to example.com which is shorter and easy to remember. How do I redirect old domain to new domain with “HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently” status code under nginx web server running on Unix like operating systems?

Nginx: Custom Error 403 Page Not Working with IP Deny Configuration

in Categories last updated April 14, 2010

I block or deny access based on the host name or IP address of the client visiting website under nginx web server. I want to display customized e403.html error page, but it doesn’t appear to be working. Nginx always displays the built-in, hardcoded “403 Forbidden” error message. Here is my configuration:

.....
  ...
 deny 1.2.3.4;
 deny 91.212.45.0/24;
 deny 91.212.65.0/24;
 .....
 ...
 error_page 403 /e403.html;
        location = /e403.html {
           root   html;
       }

How do I fix this problem and display custom error 403 page under nginx server?