So, in the process of setting up nginx on my new arch VPS, I decided "What the heck, I'm going to allow my blog to be served over https."

Yup, that's right. https://blog.joshgordon.net now brings you to my blog. Admittedly, I'm too cheap to buy a certificate at this point, so you have to click through some scary warnings.

Anyways, here's the gist of my nginx config:

upstream blog.joshgordon.net {
  server 127.0.0.1:2368;
}
... # stuff here for http. 

server {
  listen 443 ssl;
  server_name blog.joshgordon.net;
  ssl on;
  ssl_certificate [redacted]/server.crt;
  ssl_certificate_key [redacted]/server.key;

  location / {
    proxy_pass http://blog.joshgordon.net;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;

    proxy_redirect http:// https://;
  }
}

I used Digital Ocean's guide to setting up nginx with ssl, and found this page on the specifics.