Setup domain

If you want to use your own domain name for Vapor Red, you can easily set this up. First make sure you install nginx under Tools.

Install nginx


Before your domain work, make sure to setup an A record in your DNS to your servers ip.

Go to your desired application, and press the add button.

New domain

Enter your domain name, and then setup Reverse Proxy and Root location

  • Reverse proxy states if it should proxy the connection to the application, this should be yes for Vapor apps
  • Root location this is where in the app folder where to load static files, for Vapor apps this should be /Public

After the state of the domain is Running, you can click on it, here can edit, delete and setup TLS.

Before you can access the nginx instance publicly we need to open up the firewall for port 80 and 443, this can be done like this

Domain network http

Domain network https


Before setting up TLS, make sure you have setup DNS for the domain

Under Edit you can edit the domain, including the Nginx config file.

Show domain

Allowing websocket upgrade

Per default, nginx isn't configured for websockets. However, this can easily be added to the configuration.

Click edit on the domain, and under Nginx configuration, find the location @proxy { section, and add:

# Websocket settings
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection "Upgrade";

Like this

Domain websocket