Nginx server basic configuration for mailwizz


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Here is a sample of how your nginx configuration should look like in order to make mailwizz work properly.
Please note that the above configuration is going to use php-fpm for what is worth.

/etc/nginx/nginx.conf file:
# For more information on configuration, see:
#   * Official English Documentation:
#   * Official Russian Documentation:

user  nginx;
worker_processes  1;

error_log  /var/log/nginx/error.log;
#error_log  /var/log/nginx/error.log  notice;
#error_log  /var/log/nginx/error.log  info;

pid        /run/;

events {
    worker_connections  1024;

http {
    include       /etc/nginx/mime.types;
    default_type  application/octet-stream;

    log_format  main  '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
                      '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
                      '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';

    access_log  /var/log/nginx/access.log  main;

    sendfile        on;
    #tcp_nopush     on;

    #keepalive_timeout  0;
    keepalive_timeout  65;

    #gzip  on;

    # Load modular configuration files from the /etc/nginx/conf.d directory.
    # See
    # for more information.
    include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;

    index   index.html index.htm;

    #root /usr/share/nginx/html;

  # this is the section that matters for mailwizz.
    server {
     listen      80;
     root        /usr/share/nginx/html;

     location / {
         if (!-e $request_filename){
         rewrite ^(/)?api/.*$ /api/index.php;
         if (!-e $request_filename){
         rewrite ^(/)?customer/.*$ /customer/index.php;
         if (!-e $request_filename){
         rewrite ^(/)?backend/.*$ /backend/index.php;
         if (!-e $request_filename){
         rewrite ^(.*)$ /index.php;
         index  index.html index.htm index.php;

     #error_page  404              /404.html;

     # redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
     error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;

     # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on
     location ~ \.php$ {
         fastcgi_split_path_info  ^(.+\.php)(.*)$;

         fastcgi_param  PATH_INFO        $fastcgi_path_info;
         fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
         include fastcgi_params;

         fastcgi_index  index.php;

         fastcgi_read_timeout 600s;
         fastcgi_send_timeout 600s;

     # deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root
     # concurs with nginx's one
     location ~ /\.ht {
         deny  all;
If you set VPS running VestaCP in conjunction nginx + php-fpm
for your domain that will run Mailwizz /home/your_name/conf/web/nginx.conf
file should look like this:
server {
    root        /home/your_name/web/;
    index       index.php index.html index.htm;
    access_log  /var/log/nginx/domains/ combined;
    access_log  /var/log/nginx/domains/ bytes;
    error_log   /var/log/nginx/domains/ error;

    location / {

        location ~* ^.+\.(jpeg|jpg|png|gif|bmp|ico|svg|css|js)$ {
            expires     max;

        location ~ [^/]\.php(/|$) {
            fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
#            if (!-f $document_root$fastcgi_script_name) {
#                return  404;
#            }

            fastcgi_index   index.php;
            include         /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;

    error_page  403 /error/404.html;
    error_page  404 /error/404.html;
    error_page  500 502 503 504 /error/50x.html;

    location /error/ {
        alias   /home/your_name/web/;

    location ~* "/\.(htaccess|htpasswd)$" {
        deny    all;
        return  404;

    include     /etc/nginx/conf.d/*;
    include     /etc/nginx/conf.d/*;
    include     /etc/nginx/conf.d/*;

    include     /home/your_name/conf/web/*;
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@Celso Max - It should be no difference if you install it in a subdomain or domain, the only difference would be your server name directive in the nginx configuration, that's all.
I suggest you look in the nginx server logs ;)
Actually now i am getting "502 Bad Gateway" nginx error...........when click on "view details" button of Latest open, Click rate, Open rate in Campaign overview