How to Install Nginx on CentOS 8


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Installing Nginx on CentOS 8

Nginx is a powerful web server and reverse proxy server that can be used to serve static content, accelerate content delivery, and handle high traffic websites. It is known for its high performance, scalability, and support for multiple protocols.


To install Nginx on CentOS 8, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal or connect to your CentOS 8 server.
  2. Update the system packages by running the command: sudo dnf update.
  3. Install the Nginx package using the command: sudo dnf install nginx.
  4. Start the Nginx service by running the command: sudo systemctl start nginx.
  5. Enable Nginx to start on system boot with the command: sudo systemctl enable nginx.
  6. Verify the installation by accessing your server's IP address or domain name in a web browser. You should see the default Nginx welcome page.


The Nginx configuration files are located in the /etc/nginx directory. The main configuration file is /etc/nginx/nginx.conf. You can make changes to this file to customize Nginx's behavior.

Managing Nginx

To manage the Nginx service, you can use the following commands:

  • sudo systemctl start nginx: Start the Nginx service.
  • sudo systemctl stop nginx: Stop the Nginx service.
  • sudo systemctl restart nginx: Restart the Nginx service.

You can also check the status of the Nginx service using the command: sudo systemctl status nginx.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured Nginx on CentOS 8. Now you can begin serving websites and applications using this powerful web server.

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