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Configure Nginx

The following file is provided as an example configuration for your Nginx server. It may be incomplete, and remember you must adapt it for your own server’s needs!

Once you are comfortable with your setup make sure to review our guide on how to optimize your Nginx configuration to better suit your requirements.

server {
    # IPv4.
    listen 80;
    listen 443 ssl http2;

    # IPv6.
    # listen [::]:80;
    # listen [::]:443 ssl http2;

    # [EDIT] Your domain name(s) go here.
    server_name example.com www.example.com;

    # [EDIT] Path to your domain Nginx logs.
    access_log /var/log/nginx/example.com-access.log;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/example.com-error.log;

    # [EDIT] Path to your SSL certificates (take a look at Certbot https://certbot.eff.org).
    ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/fullchain.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/privkey.pem;

    # [EDIT] Path to your PrestaShop directory.
    root /path/to/prestashop;

    index index.php;

    # This should match the `post_max_size` and/or `upload_max_filesize` settings
    # in your php.ini.
    client_max_body_size 16M;

    # Redirect 404 errors to PrestaShop.
    error_page 404 /index.php?controller=404;

    # HSTS (Force clients to interact with your website using HTTPS only).
    # For enhanced security, register your site here: https://hstspreload.org/.
    # WARNING: Don't use this if your site is not fully on HTTPS!
    # add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=63072000; includeSubDomains" preload; always;

    # [EDIT] If you are using multiple languages.
    # rewrite ^/fr$ /fr/ redirect;
    # rewrite ^/fr/(.*) /$1;

    # Images.
    rewrite ^/(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$1$2.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/(\d)(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$2/$1$2$3.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/(\d)(\d)(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$2/$3/$1$2$3$4.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$2/$3/$4/$1$2$3$4$5.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$2/$3/$4/$5/$1$2$3$4$5$6.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$2/$3/$4/$5/$6/$1$2$3$4$5$6$7.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$2/$3/$4/$5/$6/$7/$1$2$3$4$5$6$7$8.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)(-[\w-]+)?/.+\.jpg$ /img/p/$1/$2/$3/$4/$5/$6/$7/$8/$1$2$3$4$5$6$7$8$9.jpg last;
    rewrite ^/c/([\w.-]+)/.+\.jpg$ /img/c/$1.jpg last;

    # AlphaImageLoader for IE and FancyBox.
    rewrite ^images_ie/?([^/]+)\.(gif|jpe?g|png)$ js/jquery/plugins/fancybox/images/$1.$2 last;

    # Web service API.
    rewrite ^/api/?(.*)$ /webservice/dispatcher.php?url=$1 last;

    # Installation sandbox.
    rewrite ^(/install(?:-dev)?/sandbox)/.* /$1/test.php last;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

    # [EDIT] Replace 'admin-dev' in this block with the name of your admin directory.
    location /admin-dev/ {
        if (!-e $request_filename) {
            rewrite ^ /admin-dev/index.php last;

    # .htaccess, .DS_Store, .htpasswd, etc.
    location ~ /\. {
        deny all;

    # Source code directories.
    location ~ ^/(app|bin|cache|classes|config|controllers|docs|localization|override|src|tests|tools|translations|var|vendor)/ {
        deny all;

    # vendor in modules directory.
    location ~ ^/modules/.*/vendor/ {
        deny all;

    # Prevent exposing other sensitive files.
    location ~ \.(log|tpl|twig|sass|yml)$ {
        deny all;

    # Prevent injection of PHP files.
    location /img {
        location ~ \.php$ { deny all; }

    location /upload {
        location ~ \.php$ { deny all; }

    location ~ [^/]\.php(/|$) {
        # Split $uri to $fastcgi_script_name and $fastcgi_path_info.
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+?\.php)(/.*)$;

        # Ensure that the requested PHP script exists before passing it
        # to the PHP-FPM.
        try_files $fastcgi_script_name =404;

        # Environment variables for PHP.
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $request_filename;

        fastcgi_index index.php;

        fastcgi_keep_conn on;
        fastcgi_read_timeout 30s;
        fastcgi_send_timeout 30s;

        # Uncomment these in case of long loading or 502/504 errors.
        # fastcgi_buffer_size 256k;
        # fastcgi_buffers 256 16k;
        # fastcgi_busy_buffers_size 256k;

        # [EDIT] Connection to PHP-FPM unix domain socket.
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php-fpm.sock;