I would like to use Nginx as proxy server for Apache. Out of the box Virtualmin could not deal with this. But I would like to do a few modifications in order to make this working.
Nginx will listen on IP_ADDRESS:80
Apache will listen on IP_ADDRESS:8080
Some people recommend Apache listening on localhost, but I had trouble setting this in Virtualmin, so I prefer to keep the IP_ADDRESS instead of localhost. I will find a way to block incoming requests on port 8080 but allow incoming requests from nginx on port 8080.
Well, I found a way to set this up inside Default Settings -> Apache website. I will set up
Port number for virtual hosts: 8080
Port number for SSL virtual hosts: 8443
External port number for virtual hosts: Port 80
External port number for SS virtual hosts: Port 443
Could this work?
Another solution is changing the ports after a Virtual Server is created. Could this work too?
I can do this manually but I discovered that once I change the files manually Virtualmin is giving errors.
I need a solution from inside of Virtualmin to set up Apache behind Nginx
I someone could help me with IPTables to drop 8080 from outside but accept it if coming from Nginx.