Apache: forward directory to port

To have Apache proxy requests to node, you need these modules enabled:

a2enmod proxy
a2enmod http_proxy

This is what I ended up with for configuration – note how simple the ProxyPass bit is (you can’t do all this in .htaccess, it’s not worth trying).

LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so

      ServerAdmin gary.sieling@gmail.com
      ServerName garysieling.com
      ServerAlias www.garysieling.com
      DocumentRoot /srv/www/garysieling.com/public_html/
      ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/garysieling-error.log
      CustomLog /var/log/apache2/garysieling-access.log combined

      ProxyRequests Off
      ProxyErrorOverride Off

        ProxyPass ""

      ProxyPassReverse "/search" "http://localhost:3000/search"

The most difficult part of this entire thing is to get slashes correct in the paths.

You really need logging set up on node, if you have problems.