[Solved] HowTo setup a subdomain and reverse proxy in FBox?

I set up an gitea instance on my FB which I had installed before on another Homeserver.

I can call it under http://\<local-ip\>:3000 but of course I would like to call it under https://\<mydomain\> or better under the subdomain https://git.\<mydomain> I formerly used.

On my old homeserver I used nginx and a reverse-proxy, expanded my letsencrypt-certs and that went well.
But now I’m completely unaware how to hook the localhost:3000 to https://git.<mydomain> under apache resp. plinth.

If s.o. could give me an example .conf for that task that would be highly appreciated :sweat_smile:

! Btw. I like to recommend gitea as a replacement for gitweb in FB as it is quite lightweight and gives you everything you might be used to from github or gitlab including issue-management. Maybe you want to take a look at it.

Easiest is to have a path under main domain instead of subdomain. Try adding the following /etc/apache2/conf-available/my-gitea.conf:

<Location /gitea/>
    ProxyPass http://localhost:3000/


sudo a2enconf my-gitea
systemctl reload apache2

See other configuration files in /etc/apache2/conf-available/ provided by FreedomBox.

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Yes, that’s definitely easy! :laughing:

For gitea I had to add another line to make it work:

<Location /gitea>
    ProxyPass http://localhost:3000 nocanon
    ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:3000

And even if I liked to have a subdomain … That’s fine for me. Especially since all the other services run with a path also. That’s at least a clear standard :wink:

Thanks again for fast and proper help :purple_heart:

Now I have a complete git platform including issue management and ssh again and that is really easy to setup and update.

My former goal of having a proper subdomain is to be solved classically how it’s done with apache servers.