Configuration for Nginx Proxy

  • Last updated on October 28, 2023

  • If you are using a Nginx server that supports .htaccess rules, but you still have a server configuration error on the plugin settings page, additional Nginx server configuration is required for the Converter for Media plugin to work properly. This indicates a problem with Nginx Reverse Proxy for static files or Nginx Caching for static files.

  • Step 1.

    Start an SSH connection to your website or forward this instruction to your server administrator.

  • Step 2.

    Find the configuration file in one of the paths (remember to select configuration file used by your domain):

    • /etc/nginx/sites-available/ or /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/
    • /etc/nginx/conf.d/
  • Step 3.

    Check if you have similar rules in your configuration file for your domain (the list of extensions in the location directive may vary, so look for similarities):

    location ~* ^.+\.(css|js|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|webp|ico|eot|otf|woff|woff2|ttf)$ {
        expires max;


    location ~* ^.+\.(css|js|jpe?g|png|gif|webp|ico|eot|otf|woff|woff2|ttf)$ {
        expires 1M;
        try_files $uri @proxy;

    Depending on the configuration, these rules may be located in a different configuration file if the configuration is divided into several files.

    If you find such rules, please remove the following formats from the location directive:

    • jpg and jpeg or jpe?g
    • png
    • gif
    • webp

    This is what an example location directive looks like before the change:

    This is what the same directive looks like after the change:

  • Step 4.

    Restart the Nginx server using the command:

    systemctl restart nginx

  • Step 5.

    That’s all! Our plugin will work properly.

    If you encounter any problems, please, contact us. We will try to help you.

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