Setting Up Laravel With Nginx

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I'm attempting to set up the Laravel PHP Framework to work with Nginx. Here is my directory structure:


Basically what I have is a standard Laravel download w/ a legacy folder thrown in which holds all of the files from my non-MVC project.

I need Nginx to first check if the requested page/file exists inside of legacy, if it does then I want to use that. Otherwise, I want to fall back to Laravel's index.php file which is located in project/public/.

I'm no expert when it comes to Nginx configurations so any help that you can provide would be most appreciated.



server {
    root /home/tamer/code/laravel/public;

    index index.php index.html;

    #browse folders if no index file
        autoindex on; 

    # serve static files directly
    location ~* \.(jpg|jpeg|gif|css|png|js|ico|html)$ {
        access_log off;
        expires max;

    # removes trailing slashes (prevents SEO duplicate content issues)
    if (!-d $request_filename)
        rewrite ^/(.+)/$ /$1 permanent;

    # enforce NO www
    if ($host ~* ^www\.(.*))
        set $host_without_www $1;
        rewrite ^/(.*)$ $scheme://$host_without_www/$1 permanent;

    # canonicalize codeigniter url end points
    # if your default controller is something other than "welcome" you should change the following
    if ($request_uri ~* ^(/lobby(/index)?|/index(.php)?)/?$)
        rewrite ^(.*)$ / permanent;

    # removes trailing "index" from all controllers
    if ($request_uri ~* index/?$)
        rewrite ^/(.*)/index/?$ /$1 permanent;

    # unless the request is for a valid file (image, js, css, etc.), send to bootstrap
    if (!-e $request_filename)
        rewrite ^/(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 last;

    # catch all
    error_page 404 /index.php;

        location ~ \.php$ {
        try_files $uri =404;
                fastcgi_pass  unix:/tmp/php.socket;
                fastcgi_index index.php;
                #include fastcgi_params;
                include /home/tamer/code/nginx/fastcgi_params;
        access_log /home/tamer/code/laravel/storage/logs.access.log;
        error_log  /home/tamer/code/laravel/storage/logs.error.log;