Webserver Configuration

WARNING

You should remove the default Apache or NGINX configuration as it will expose application secrets to malicious users by default.

NGINX

You should paste the contents of the file below, replacing <domain> with your domain name being used in a file called pterodactyl.conf and place it in /etc/nginx/sites-available/, or — if on CentOS, /etc/nginx/conf.d/.

NGINX With SSL

This configuration assumes that you will be using SSL on both the Panel and Daemons for significantly improved communication security between users and the Panel. You will need to get a valid SSL certificate which can be done for free by using Let's Encrypt. Please see our Creating SSL Certificates documentation page for how to create these certificates before continuing.





 





 














 
 








































server_tokens off;

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name <domain>;
    return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;
}

server {
    listen 443 ssl http2;
    server_name <domain>;

    root /var/www/pterodactyl/public;
    index index.php;

    access_log /var/log/nginx/pterodactyl.app-access.log;
    error_log  /var/log/nginx/pterodactyl.app-error.log error;

    # allow larger file uploads and longer script runtimes
    client_max_body_size 100m;
    client_body_timeout 120s;

    sendfile off;

    # SSL Configuration
    ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/<domain>/fullchain.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/<domain>/privkey.pem;
    ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:10m;
    ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;
    ssl_ciphers 'ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305:ECDHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256';
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

    # See https://hstspreload.org/ before uncommenting the line below.
    # add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000; preload;";
    add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;
    add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
    add_header X-Robots-Tag none;
    add_header Content-Security-Policy "frame-ancestors 'self'";
    add_header X-Frame-Options DENY;
    add_header Referrer-Policy same-origin;

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

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param PHP_VALUE "upload_max_filesize = 100M \n post_max_size=100M";
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param HTTP_PROXY "";
        fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
        fastcgi_buffer_size 16k;
        fastcgi_buffers 4 16k;
        fastcgi_connect_timeout 300;
        fastcgi_send_timeout 300;
        fastcgi_read_timeout 300;
        include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
    }

    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;
    }
}

Continue reading to the bottom of this section for the final steps with NGINX!

NGINX Without SSL



 










































server {
    listen 80;
    server_name <domain>;

    root /var/www/pterodactyl/public;
    index index.html index.htm index.php;
    charset utf-8;

    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; }

    access_log off;
    error_log  /var/log/nginx/pterodactyl.app-error.log error;

    # allow larger file uploads and longer script runtimes
    client_max_body_size 100m;
    client_body_timeout 120s;

    sendfile off;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param PHP_VALUE "upload_max_filesize = 100M \n post_max_size=100M";
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param HTTP_PROXY "";
        fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
        fastcgi_buffer_size 16k;
        fastcgi_buffers 4 16k;
        fastcgi_connect_timeout 300;
        fastcgi_send_timeout 300;
        fastcgi_read_timeout 300;
    }

    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;
    }
}

Enabling Configuration

The final step is to enable your NGINX configuration and restart it.

# You do not need to symlink this file if you are using CentOS.
sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/pterodactyl.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/pterodactyl.conf

# You need to restart nginx regardless of OS.
systemctl restart nginx

Apache

You should paste the contents of the file below, replacing <domain> with your domain name being used in a file called pterodactyl.conf and place it in /etc/apache2/sites-available, or — if on CentOS, /etc/httpd/conf.d/.

Apache With SSL

Like the nginx configuration, this assumes you will be using SSL on both the Panel and Daemons for improved security. You will need to visit our Creating SSL Certificates documentation page on how to create these certificates.


 





 








 
 


<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName <domain>
  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
  RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L] 
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *:443>
  ServerName <domain>
  DocumentRoot "/var/www/pterodactyl/public"
  AllowEncodedSlashes On
  php_value upload_max_filesize 100M
  php_value post_max_size 100M
  <Directory "/var/www/pterodactyl/public">
    AllowOverride all
  </Directory>
  SSLEngine on
  SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/<domain>/fullchain.pem
  SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/<domain>/privkey.pem
</VirtualHost> 

Apache Without SSL


 









<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName <domain>
  DocumentRoot "/var/www/pterodactyl/public"
  AllowEncodedSlashes On
  php_value upload_max_filesize 100M
  php_value post_max_size 100M
  <Directory "/var/www/pterodactyl/public">
    AllowOverride all
  </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

Enabling Configuration

Once you've created the file above, simply run the commands below. If you are on CentOS you do not need to run the commands below! You only need to run systemctl httpd restart.

# You do not need to run any of these commands on CentOS
sudo ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/pterodactyl.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/pterodactyl.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
systemctl restart apache2