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Nginx config for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8
server {
root /srv/www/; ## <-- Your only path reference.
access_log /srv/www/;
error_log /srv/www/;
location = /favicon.ico {
log_not_found off;
access_log off;
location = /robots.txt {
allow all;
log_not_found off;
access_log off;
# This matters if you use drush
location = /backup {
deny all;
# Very rarely should these ever be accessed outside of your lan
location ~* \.(txt|log)$ {
deny all;
location ~ \..*/.*\.php$ {
return 403;
location / {
# This is cool because no php is touched for static content
try_files $uri @rewrite;
location @rewrite {
# Some modules enforce no slash (/) at the end of the URL
# Else this rewrite block wouldn't be needed (GlobalRedirect)
rewrite ^/(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1;
location ~ \.php$|^/update.php {
fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
#NOTE: You should have "cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0;" in php.ini
include fastcgi_params;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_cache microcache;
fastcgi_cache_bypass $no_cache;
fastcgi_no_cache $no_cache;
# Set cache key to include identifying components
fastcgi_cache_key $cache_uid@$host$request_uri$request_method;
fastcgi_cache_valid 200 301 15s;
fastcgi_cache_valid 302 1m;
fastcgi_cache_valid 404 1s;
fastcgi_cache_min_uses 1;
fastcgi_cache_use_stale error timeout invalid_header updating http_500;
fastcgi_ignore_headers Cache-Control Expires;
fastcgi_pass_header Set-Cookie;
fastcgi_pass_header Cookie;
## Add a cache miss/hit status header.
add_header X-Micro-Cache $upstream_cache_status;
## To avoid any interaction with the cache control headers we expire
## everything on this location immediately.
expires epoch;
## Cache locking mechanism for protecting the backend of too many
## simultaneous requests.
fastcgi_cache_lock on;
location ~* ^(?!/system/files).*\.(js|css|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|ico|ttf|svg|woff)$ {
## If the image does not exist, maybe it must be generated by drupal (imagecache)
try_files $uri @rewrite;
expires 7d;
log_not_found off;
## private files protection
location ~ ^/sites/.*/private/ {
access_log off;
deny all;
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