Apache .htaccess to NGINX converter

Quickly convert .htaccess configuration to NGINX format


About the Apache to NGINX converter

NGINX is the leading web server powering the majority of websites in the world. As Apache is being gradually phased out, there’s a need to quickly
migrate from Apache to NGINX web server.
The .htaccess converter helps migrate from Apache to NGINX by converting .htaccess directives to NGINX configuration format.

Converting Apache .htaccess to NGINX like a PRO

Using this online converter can be a convenient way to translate .htaccess files, which are used to configure options for the Apache web server, to NGINX configuration. NGINX is a different web server, and it does not use .htaccess files. Instead, you can use a server block in the NGINX configuration file to specify directives for a particular server or location.

To use this online converter, you will need to provide the .htaccess file directives that you want to convert. The converter will then generate the corresponding NGINX configuration for you.

One thing to keep in mind is that not all .htaccess directives can be directly translated to NGINX. Some directives may require additional configuration or may not be supported by NGINX at all. In these cases, you may need to modify the generated configuration or find alternative solutions.

This online converter is a useful tool for converting .htaccess files to NGINX configuration, especially if you are new to NGINX or if you have a large or complex .htaccess file. However, it’s always a good idea to carefully review the generated configuration and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that it is correct and will work as intended.

Our tool allows you to easily convert a bunch of RewriteRule directives commonly found in Apache’s .htaccess configuration files, to NGINX configuration format.
It also supports a handful of other .htaccess directives.

NGINX main configuration is usually found within /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file and its include files for site-specific directives, e.g. /etc/nginx/sites-available/example.com.conf.

Please find some tips below that will help you understand the converter features better.

The try_files directive

Unlike any other tool out there, we detect and implement the use of the try_files directive as it’s the best practice with NGINX configuration.