Php – Zend Framework on nginx


The Zend Framework based site I have been working on is now being migrated to its production server. This server turns out to be nginx (surprise!). Naturally the site does not work correctly as it was developed on Apache and relies on an htaccess file.

My question is… anyone have any experience with this? Any ideas on how to translate what the htaccess file does to an nginx.conf file? I'm researching this but am hoping someone already has experience with this. Thanks!

EDIT: This is the current htaccess:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -s [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^.*$ /index.php [NC,L]

Best Solution

server {

 listen   80; ## listen for ipv4
 listen   [::]:80 default ipv6only=on; ## listen for ipv6

 server_name  localhost;

 access_log  /var/log/nginx/localhost.access.log;
 error_log  /var/log/nginx/localhost.error.log;

 root   /var/www/localhost/public;

 try_files $uri @php_index;

 # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on
 location @php_index {
  fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME /var/www/localhost/index.php;
  include fastcgi_params;

It's recommended to use try_files when ever possible.

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