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Discussion in 'Install & Upgrades or Pre-Install Questions' started by dooma, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. dooma

    dooma Member

    Oct 15, 2016
    Local Time:
    11:39 AM

    I wanna change the domain of my website to avoid installing everything again ?, can I do that ?

  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    7:39 PM
    Nginx 1.13.x
    MariaDB 5.5

    Changing Site's Domain Name

    Like http to https redirects you do one for switching domains. Example where is old domain and is new domain for site. You do a to redirect as outlined at How to Create NGINX Rewrite Rules | NGINX
    1. setup a new nginx vhost for new and DNS A record point to same server IP as
    2. grab your and/or nginx vhost and use their configs to replace contents of and vhost files replacing all instances of with in and vhost files
    3. then switch /home/nginx/domains/ name with /home/nginx/domains/ so rename /home/nginx/domains/ to /home/nginx/domains/ and rename /home/nginx/domains/ to /home/nginx/domains/
    4. at this stage accessing and should go to the same site/forums and work
    5. then in your and/or nginx vhost server{} contexts do a return 302 temp redirect to and check
      Code (Text):
       server {
          return 302 $scheme://$request_uri;
    6. So your and vhost files contents will look exactly like your previous working site's vhost files prior to move just with instead of referenced throughout and your newly updated and/or nginx vhost for old site now contain server{} context based return 302/301 redirects to
    7. Update your Google Analytics, Google/Bing Webmaster Tools accounts for site domain if applicable etc. Give it a few weeks to see and if all okay, change the return 302 to return 301 for permanent redirect