Multi-Site Docker Installation
If you use the recommended Docker installation method for AzuraCast, you can configure your installation to sit behind a nginx proxy that can also handle other web sites on the same host. This allows you to host, for example, your station’s web site on the same server as your AzuraCast installation.
Follow the steps below to configure your installation for multisite support.
Nginx Proxy Manager
Most users prefer to use a proxy manager that includes a GUI for easier management of the proxy. There are a lot of different tools for this, one of which is the Nginx Proxy Manager, which uses NGINX and includes an easy to use GUI and automatic Let’s Encrypt SSL which should be sufficient for most users.
Enter AzuraCast Base Directory
Connect to your server via SSH and change to the base directory where your AzuraCast installation is located. If you followed the recommended installation instructions (or used a prebuilt image) you can run:
Turn Off Existing Services
While you’re making these configuration changes, your Docker containers should be turned off. Turn off your existing Docker containers by running:
This will disconnect your listeners and stop your station from broadcasting. You will not lose any data or statistics during the upgrade.
Edit AzuraCast Web Serving Ports
The first step is to prevent AzuraCast’s own
web container from trying to listen on ports 80 and 443, as a proxy will now be doing that job instead.
There is a file in the AzuraCast installation directory named
.env which has two values set by default:
.env file in your editor of choice to change those values to an unused public-facing port. A good option would be the examples below:
Save your changes and return to the shell.
Start Docker Services
Turn the Docker AzuraCast containers back on to resume broadcasting with the new setup:
docker-compose up -d
Setup Nginx Proxy Manager
Create a new directory for the Nginx Proxy Manager and enter it via the following commands:
mkdir /var/proxy_manager cd /var/proxy_manager
Then create a file with the name
docker-compose.yml in this directory (for example with
nano) like this:
Now follow the Quick Setup for the Nginx Proxy Manager starting with step
Create Proxy Host for AzuraCast
When you have successfully setup the Nginx Proxy Manager and have access to the GUI you can start creating a proxy for AzuraCast via the
Proxy Hosts page.
Click on the
Create Proxy Host button, enter a domain that points to the server in the
Domain Names field.
In the “Scheme” field, select
https. In “Forward Hostname/IP”, enter the public-facing IP of your server (not the domain name). In “Forward Port”, enter the same port you specified above for AzuraCast (in our example, 10443).
Websockets Support option.
Switch to the
SSL tab and select
Request a new SSL Certificate in the
SSL Certificate dropdown.
Force SSL as well as the
HTTP/2 Support options, enter your e-mail address, agree to the Let’s Encrypt Terms of Service and click on the