Problem: I have a vm running on ‘the cloud’, which is useful for various things, including
www.isaacovercast.com domain pointed at it. Now, nobody wants to run their own
http server anymore because IT IS A DRAG. Using a
github.io page for personal sites is
definitely in fashion these days, and it makes a lot of sense. I still want to be able to
ssh into my vm, but I want http/https requests to go to my
Solution: Bounce requests for ports 80 and 443 off
isaacovercast.com to the github.io page
by using apache as a reverse proxy. Cribbed the general directions from here. Now, the only reason this is a good idea
and worked for me is because I already had apache2 installed, so just had to reconfigure
it a bit. If you don’t have apache2 installed there’s probably a smarter way of doing this.
/etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf and make it look like this
<VirtualHost *:80> # A simple redirect for http traffic ServerName www.isaacovercast.com Redirect / https://isaacovercast.github.io </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:443> # Somewhat fancier for https ServerName www.isaacovercast.com SSLEngine On SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/ca.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/ca.key Redirect / https://isaacovercast.github.io </VirtualHost>
Restart your apache2 server (
sudo service apache2 restart) and you’re done.