How To Redirect www To non-www And Vice Versa with Nginx

In this short tutorial I’ll show you how to make permanent redirect from a www URL to non-www and vice versa. I’ll assume that you have superuser privileges, sudo  or root access and Nginx already configured, as well as DNS records. More specifically, you need to have an A records for  and .

Redirect non-www to www

To redirect users from a plain, non-www domain to a www domain, you need to add this snippet in your Nginx domain configuration file:

Save your configuration and exit. Before restarting Nginx make sure to test your configuration:

You should have something like this as output:

Now when everything is checked you can restart Nginx:

Now, if you curl your plain domain, you should get a  301 Moved Permanently  response:

Redirect www to non-www

In the previous example you saw how to redirect users from a plain non-ww domain to a www domain. However, if you want to redirect from a www to a plain non-www domain you need to add following snippet in your domain configuration file:

After any change in Nginx configuration files you should test it for syntax errors:

And if you curl the www domain you should get same 301 Moved Permanently  response:

And that’s it. You have properly configured permanent redirect.


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  • Kishore Pandey


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  • Miguel Vieira

    Can you provide a solutions for a dynamic domain ie, redirect all traffic from non-www to www but for any domain?

  • Reindert Vetter

    You do not have to redirect. You can use the following to accept both: