Wow, so I’ve just spent the last 2.5 hours trying to configure nginx to work with my Symfony2 project and I’ve finally cracked it, so this is a celebratory post to ensure that I don’t have to look for the config again.

server {
  listen 80;
  root /home/neon/Sites/TableTennisTracker/web;
  error_log /var/log/nginx/tabletennistracker.error.log;
  access_log /var/log/nginx/tabletennistracker.access.log;

  location / {
    index app.php;
    try_files $uri $uri/ /app.php?$query_string;
  location ~ ^/(app|app_dev)\.php(/|$) {
    fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
    include fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;

The nginx symfony page had some strange @rewrite in it which was causing my server to fail on a redirect loop. This turned out to be the config which worked.

Time for another glass of wine!