How To Install NGINX on Ubuntu 18.04

NGINX – is Web server, which is inherent in open source. It has very powerful features that balance the load of reverse proxy and caching. Initially, it was designed to solve the problem of scaling and concurrency with existing web servers. We will consider the installation of this web server on the Ubuntu 18.04 Operating System, which is already included in the Ubuntu repository.

What you need to do

The first is to update the command

apt update

Then install the NGINX web server

apt install nginx

The configuration file will be located will be located in /etc/nginx/sites-available, indicated by the references /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/ Next you need to create a separate source file in the sites-available directory for each domain or subdomain and set up the sites-enabled link

1. Copy the default configuration file. Replace with your domain name;

/etc/nginx/sites-available/default /etc/nginx/sites-available/

2. On the installed web server, disable the default configuration. You must use the following direction: /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

unlink /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

3. Next, open your site’s configuration file in a text editor. Replace in the server_name directive with your domain name or IP address of your site.

Verification after installation

Check for errors

sudo nginx -t


sudo nginx -s reload

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