Nginx setup for subdirectory

Posted 3 years ago by chrisburton

Quick info:

I have my main site: and I installed Laravel 5 in a subdirectory named 'laravel'.

I tried setting up a virtual host laravel.conf but I'm not able to get anything working. Any tutorial I try to follow, it's usually for setting up Laravel in a subdirectory but accessing it at the root domain level. I want to access Laravel via and not

Laravel.conf file

server {
    listen 80;

    root /var/www/html/laravel/public;
    index index.php index.html index.htm;


    access_log /var/log/nginx/localhost.laravel-access.log;
    error_log  /var/log/nginx/locahost.laravel-error.log error;

    location /laravel {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;

    location = /favicon.ico { log_not_found off; access_log off; }
    location = /robots.txt  { log_not_found off; access_log off; }

    error_page 404 /index.php; 

    include hhvm.conf; 

    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;

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