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I'm running a website with Nginx which I would like to be accessible by Tor and by Clearnet. Currently it's only reachable by Clearnet, e.g. www.example.com.

Of course people just can go to www.example.com through Tor browser, but I want to have a .onion address too for the same website.

I want the website and content to be accessible by www.example.com/ and xyzsfexample.onion/. So they see content from /var/www/www.example.com/web/index.php as xyzsfexample.onion/index.php; IF they browse on xyzsfexample.onion; IF they browse on example.com they should see example.com/index.php.

How do I set this up and how must Nginx be configured to do both?

  • Nginx won't care if the site is served in the clear or over the TOR network. You can set up server blocks ('virtual servers') for your different domains, which I suspect is necessary, though perhaps not. Either way, you can have both domains served from the same directory to reduce content duplication, it's just a matter of figuring out how to serve a TOR website at all. I suspect you may get better answers in the Server Fault SE site (I flagged the question for a moderator to consider migration). – Paul Aug 19 '14 at 16:49
  • Have you considered using a ServerBlock in Nginx to define a website and then using Tor's guide to hidden services to setup the onion address (torproject.org/docs/tor-hidden-service.html.en)? – Terry Oct 10 '14 at 13:43
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server {
    listen 80;
    server_name example.com xyzsfexample.onion;

    root /var/www/www.example.com/web/;
    index index.php;

    [...]
}
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