Multiple meteor applications using the same domain in digitalocean using nginx?


I’m trying to host 2 applications in the same droplet in digitalocean by using nginx

But so far I’ve only been able to get the root application running (the one without

I want to be able to not use a subdomain and just use to be able to access it.

My sites-enabled/default looks like this:

server {
        listen 80;
        #listen 443 ssl;
    #ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/ssl-bundle-myApp-domain-com.crt;
    #ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/myApp_domain_com.key;

    location /dragonfire {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:4000;
        proxy_http_version 1.1;
        proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host;

        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Forward-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header X-Forward-Proto http;
        proxy_set_header X-Nginx-Proxy true;

        proxy_redirect off;

    location /images {
            alias /home/dragonfire-build/bundle/programs/web.browser/assets/images;
            access_log off;
            expires max;

    location /fonts {
        alias /home/dragonfire-build/bundle/programs/web.browser/assets/images;
        access_log off;
        expires max;

    location "^/[a-z0-9]{40}\.(css|js)$" {
        root /home/dragonfire-build/bundle/programs/web.browser;
        access_log off;
        expires max;


however, when I access http://serverIpAddress/dragonfire it can’t find the css or javascript giving me this error:
GET http://myipaddress/1f3848edee9e199050b9b1965b9e697aa714b9f3.css?meteor_css_resource=true

GET http://myipaddress/6e48198c6b584ff79c86e0c624a65b4853faaf50.js?meteor_js_resource=true 404 (Not Found)

I can access the app if I go directly through the IP address and port but not via the nginx way


How can I access a second app using the same domain but with a /mysecondapp (in this case /dragonfire at the end?


Hi @jsantana

Did you end-up solving this issue? I am facing the same. Any clues?

Many thanks :slight_smile:


Guys, this is more complicated than it needs to be, just use subdomains. Meteor apps are full fledged web apps that control URL paths (if you use routers of course)


Yeah, it’s clear why the css and js isn’t being located, because nginx is configured to look into your dragonfire-build directory. You could have something that resembles an if else in that command, but it seems like having a subdomain is the easiest and most followed path.