The two directives for general‑purpose NGINX rewrite are
rewrite, and the
try_files directive is a handy way to direct requests to application servers. Let’s review what the directives do and how they differ.
return directive is the simpler of the two general‑purpose directives and for that reason we recommend using it instead of
rewrite when possible (more later about the why and when). You enclose the
return in a
location context that specifies the URLs to be rewritten, and it defines the corrected (rewritten) URL for the client to use in future requests for the resource.
Here’s a very simple example that redirects clients to a new domain name:
listen 443 ssl;
return 301 $scheme://www.new-name.com$request_uri;
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