Requesting help converting an NGINX file to caddy

1. Caddy version (caddy version):


2. How I run Caddy:

Caddy run

a. System environment:

macOS Big Sur

b. Command:

Caddy run

c. Service/unit/compose file:


d. My complete Caddyfile or JSON config:

server {
    listen 443 ssl http2;
    listen [::]:443 ssl http2;
    server_name pixelfed.example;                    # change this to your fqdn
    root /usr/share/webapps/pixelfed/public;         # path to repo/public

    ssl_certificate /etc/nginx/ssl/server.crt;       # generate your own
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/server.key;   # or use letsencrypt

    ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

    add_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN";
    add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
    add_header X-Content-Type-Options "nosniff";

    index index.html index.htm index.php;

    charset utf-8;
    client_max_body_size 15M;   # or your desired limit

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
    location = /robots.txt  { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

    error_page 404 /index.php;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock; # make sure this is correct
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name; # or $request_filename

    location ~ /\.(?!well-known).* {
        deny all;

server {                                             # Redirect http to https
    server_name pixelfed.example;                    # change this to your fqdn
    listen 80;
    listen [::]:80;
    return 301 https://$host$request_uri;

3. The problem I’m having:

4. Error messages and/or full log output:


5. What I already tried:

I deleted 90% of the nginx file, and converted the only 10% I knew how :sweat:

6. Links to relevant resources:

I’m really trying to learn. This is probably the most complex one I’ve attempted. Thank for your time!

It’s probably just this:

pixelfed.example {
	root * /usr/share/webapps/pixelfed/public

	header {
		X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN"
		X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block"
		X-Content-Type-Options "nosniff"

	php_fastcgi unix//run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock

It shouldn’t have been hard to land on that from reading the docs :thinking:

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Wow! That is wayyy shorter and much simpler than I though. It was the PHP portion that confused me. Thank you so very much!

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