Custom domain reverse proxy without AWS

I suspect this is a niche requirement, but I figured I’d share it in case there’s anyone else who might find it useful.

I was following the instructions for setting up a custom domain at but got stuck at step 3 - where you set up a reverse proxy for

The docs assume that you use AWS and give you step-by-step instructions for setting up AWS CloudFront to do it.

But I don’t use AWS, so needed to translate it into something a bit more generic.

I ended up using nginx as it’s ideally suited to easily set up a reverse proxy. You can do it all with less than 20 lines of nginx config.

I’ve shared the nginx.conf you’d need at


Thanks for sharing it with the rest of our community @dale.lane!